Fluvial@UMass advisees starred (*), undergraduate advisees (**)

Colin J Gleason at google scholar


Allen, G.H., Pavelsky, T.M., Barefoot, E.A., Lamb, M.P., Butman, D., Tashie, A., & C.J. Gleason (2018). Similarity of stream width distributions across headwater systems. Nature Communications 610 doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02991-w

Gleason, C.J., Wada, Y., & J. Wang (2018). A hybrid of optical remote sensing and hydrological modelling improves water balance estimation. Journal of Advances in Modelling of Earth Systems


Smith, L.C., Yang ,K, Pitcher, LH, Overstreet, BT, Chu, VW, Rennermalm, AK, Ryan, J, Cooper, MG, Gleason, CJ and 13 others (2017). Direct measurements of meltwater runoff on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

**Barber, C.A. & C.J. Gleason (2017). Verifying the prevalence, properties, and congruent hydraulics of at-many-stations hydraulic geometry (AMHG) for rivers in the continental United States. Journal of Hydrology

*Hagemann, M.W. & C.J. Gleason (2017). BAM: Bayesian AMHG-Manning inference of discharge using remotely sensed stream width, slope, and height. Water Resources Research

Gleason, C.J., Durand, M.T., & P-A Garambois (2017). Water, satellites, and mass conservation: Tracking river flows from space. EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union

Alvarez-Leon, L.F., & C.J. Gleason (2017).  Production, property, and the construction of remotely sensed data. The Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 10.1080/24694452.2017.1293498


Pitcher, L.H, Smith, L.C., & C.J. Gleason (2016). CryoSheds: a GIS Modeling Framework for Generating Hydrologic Watersheds for land-terminating glaciers and ice sheets using Digital Elevation Models and Remote Sensing Observations. GIScience and Remote Sensing. 10.1080/15481603.2016.1230084

Gleason, C.J., Smith, L.C., Chu, V.W., Legleiter, C.J., Pitcher, L.H., Overstreet, B.T., Rennermalm, A.K., & R.R. Forster (2016) Characterizing supraglacial meltwater channel hydraulics on the Greenland Ice Sheet from in situ observations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 10.1002/esp.3977

Durand M., Gleason, C.J., Garambois, P.A., Bjerklie, D., Smith, L.C., Roux, H., Rodriguez, E., Bates, P., Frasson, R., et al (2016) Intercomparison of remote sensing river discharge estimation algorithms from measurements of river height, width, and slope. Water Resources Research. 10.1002/2015WR018434

Bonnema, M., Sikder, S.,  Hossain, F., Durand, M.A., Gleason, C.J., & D. Bjerklie (2016). Benchmarking wide swath altimetry-based river discharge estimation algorithms for the Ganges river system. Water Resources Research 10.1002/2015WR017830

Yang, K., Smith, L.C., Chu, V.W., Pitcher, L.H., Gleason, C.J., Rennermalm, A.K., & M. Li (2016). Fluvial morphometry of supraglacial river networks on the southwest Greenland Ice Sheet, GIScience & Remote Sensing, 10.1080/15481603.2016.1162345


Yang, K., Smith, L.C., Chu, V.W., Gleason, C.J., & M. Li (2015). A caution on the use of digital elevation models to simulate supraglacial hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2483483

Gleason, C.J., & J. Wang (2015). Theoretical basis of at-many-stations hydraulic geometry (AMHG). Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1002/2015GL064935.

Gleason, C.J., & A.N. Hamdan (2015). Crossing the (watershed) divide: Satellite data and the changing politics of international river basins. The Geographical Journal, 10.1111/geoj.12155

Gleason, C.J., Smith, L.C., Finnegan, D.C., LeWinter, A.L., Pitcher, L. H, and Chu, V.W. (2015). Technical note: Semi-automated classification of time-lapse RGB imagery for a remote Greenlandic river. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences 19, 1-8

Smith, L.C., Chu, V.W., Yang, K., Gleason, C.J., Pitcher, L.H., Rennermalm, A.K., Legleiter, C.J., Behar, A.E., Overstreet, B.T., Moustafa, S.E., Tedesco, M., Forster, R.R., LeWinter, A.L., Finnegan, D.C., Sheng, Y., Balog, J. (2015), Efficient meltwater drainage through supraglacial streams and rivers on the southwest Greenland ice sheet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(4) 1001-1006

Gleason, C.J. (2015) Hydraulic geometry: a review and future directions. Progress in Physical Geography, 10.1177/0309133314567584


Gleason, C.J., Smith, L.C., & J. Lee (2014). Retrieval of river discharge solely from satellite imagery and at-many-stations hydraulic geometry: sensitivity to river form and optimization parameters. Water Resources Research, 10.1002/2014WR016109

Gleason, C.J. & L.C. Smith (2014). Towards global mapping of river discharge using satellite images and at-many-stations hydraulic geometry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (13) 4788-4791


Wang, J., Sheng, Y., Gleason, C.J., & Y. Wada (2013). Downstream Yangtze River levels impacted by the Three Gorges Dam, Environmental Research Letters, 8 (4)

2011-2012 (remote sensing for forestry research)

Gleason, C.J., & J. Im (2012). Forest biomass estimation from airborne LiDAR data using machine learning approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 125 80-91

Gleason, C.J. & J. Im (2012). A fusion approach for tree crown delineation from LiDAR data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 78(7) 679-692

Gleason, C.J., & J. Im (2011). A review of remote sensing of forest biomass and biofuel: options for small area applications. GIScience and Remote Sensing, 48(2) 141-170