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Austin Madson

Austin Madson


Assistant Professor | WYGISC

Office: Room 329, Agriculture C
Phone: (307) 766-2749


Madson CV [PDF] - updated June 2021

Madson Bio (short) -  updated June 2021

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8039-4908

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Austin Madson


  • PhD, University of California-Los Angeles, Geography
  • MA, University of California-Los Angeles, Geography
  • BA, University of California-Los Angeles, Geography

 Other Credentials

  • Sole Proprietor, Mad Nadir Mapping

Professional Affiliations


Current Courses Taught

  • GIST 3140: Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GIST 4211/5211: Advanced Remote Sensing

Research Interests

  • Hydrologic and geomorphologic remote sensing applications
  • UAV data acquisition/processing (lidar, optical, thermal)

 Representative Recent / Ongoing Projects

  • Continental scale water level monitoring from spaceborne altimetry
  • Deformation and stress from hydrologic un/loading
  • Landslide kinematics from high resolution SAR and UAV data

Representative Publications

Madson, A., & Sheng, Y., Coulomb stress analysis for several filling and operational scenarios at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam impoundment, Environmental Earth Sciences 80.7 (2021): 1-17.

Madson, A., & Sheng, Y., Reservoir Induced Deformation Analysis for Several Filling and Operational Scenarios at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Impoundment, Remote Sensing 12.11 (2020).

Yuan, T., Lee, H., Yu, H., Jung, H., Madson, A., Sheng, Y., & Beighley, E. Mapping forested floodplain topography using InSAR and radar altimetry. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, (2020).

Gillespie, T. W., Madson, A., Cusack, C. F., & Xue, Y., Changes in NDVI and human population in protected areas on the Tibetan Plateau. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 51(1), 428-439, (2019).

Madson, A., Fielding, E., Cavanaugh, K., Sheng, Y., High-resolution spaceborne, airborne, and in situ landslide kinematic measurements of the Slumgullion Landslide in Southwest Colorado. Remote Sensing 11.3 (2019).

Sheng, Y., Madson, A., Song, C., 2.02 GIS for Paleo-limnological studies, In Comprehensive Geographical Information Systems, edited by Bo Huang, Elsevier, Oxford, (2018), Pages 28- 36, ISBN 9780128047934,

Madson, A., Sheng, Y., Song, C., ICESat-derived lithospheric flexure as caused by an endorheic lake's expansion on the Tibetan Plateau and the comparison to modeled flexural responses. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, (2017).

Song, C., Sheng, Y., Wang, J., Ke, L., Madson, A., & Nie, Y. Heterogeneous glacial lake changes and links of lake expansions to the rapid thinning of adjacent glacier termini in the Himalayas. Geomorphology, (2017) pp. 280, 30-38.

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