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Ted Langhorst

Ted Langhorst


PhD, Geological Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill (current)
M.S., Geological Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill (2019)
B.S., Geophysics, The Ohio State University (2015)

Research Interests

Sediment transport in rivers can be viewed from many angles: as a natural process that shapes river valleys, as a threat to humans and infrastructure, and as an indicator of our changing climate. My research brings these many perspectives together to get the full picture and recent accounting of river sediment transport. I combine field measurements with a nearly 40-year history of satellite images to measure annual river bank migration and instantaneous suspended sediment concentrations in rivers all around the world, from the Arctic to the Tropics. Through this research, we gain an understanding of direct human influence on river processes and improve our ability to predict future changes of the export of water and sediment from land to sea.