Accession Number:

ADA578826

Title:

LanDPro: Landscape Dynamics Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jun 2007-14 Jun 2011

Corporate Author:

DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV

Report Date:

2012-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

LanDPro goals included enhancing and integrating soil, geomorphic, and hydrogeologic projects that DRI conducts for DoD and aided in improving the robustness and universality of existing tools in support of natural and cultural resources management on DoD installations in the southwest United States. LanDPro activities have included system-wide installation visits, briefings, geoarchaeology workshop, presentations at national and international scientific meetings, and developing cooperative and collaborative research efforts in support of natural and cultural resources management at home and abroad. A geoarchaeology workshop defined areas of mutually beneficial geomorphic and archaeological research. A geomorphic-based archeological predictive model was developed and applied by integrating soils, geomorphology, landscape history, geology, and cultural resources database into a GIS platform. Subsurface stratigraphic models were developed by integrating borehole cores, trenches, GPR, soils stratigraphy, and geomorphic mapping for assessment of buried archaeological site potential. LanDPro efforts contributed to our understanding of, and ability to distinguish naturally occurring features in the landscape from anthropogenic features.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE