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Austin Madson

Austin Madson

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Assistant Professor | WYGISC

Office: Room 329, Agriculture C
Phone: (307) 766-2749
Email: amadson@uwyo.edu

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-021-09591-w

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). https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12111886

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). https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2956400

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). https://doi.org/10.1080/15230430.2019.1650541

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). https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11030265

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09632-9

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). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.08.028

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.00