810 Eller O&M Building
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843
BA English, University of Mary Washington 2010
BA Geography, University of Mary Washington 2010
GIS Certificate, University of Mary Washington 2010
MS Geography, Texas A&M University 2013
NSF EAPSI 2015 Award for Australia
GEOG 390 Principles of GIS
GEOG 352 / GEOL 352 GNSS in the Geosciences
GEOS 101-510 Don’t Get Ripped
My research focuses on advanced GIS/RS technologies and their use for mapping and modeling geomorphologic processes in coastal environments. My dissertation project uses in-situ data, multispectral satellite imagery, and computer programming to determine the spatio-temporal variation of rip current hazards in Costa Rica and Australia. I anticipate completing my Doctorate by Fall 2016.
My employment and education have focused on research design, GIS/RS, academic publishing, programming ArcGIS extensions, and teaching. In addition to my education, I have worked as a geospatial analyst for the Department of Homeland Security (OCIO), the US Geological Survey, and NASA (Langley). Upon completing my degree, I intend to return to a professional position that includes solving problems with a combination of field work, remotely sensed data, and computer modeling.Specialties: Coastal Geomorphology, Geographic Information Science and Theory, Remote Sensing & Air photography interpretation, Field experiment design and execution, and Python programming for GIS analysis
Houser, C. Wernette, P., Rentschlar, E., Jones, H., Hammond, B., and Trimble, S. 2015. “Post-storm beach and dune recovery: implications for barrier island resilience.” Geomorphology. 234(1):54-63
Houser, C., Trimble, S. and Morales, B. 2015. “Influence of blade flexibility on the drag coefficient of aquatic vegetation.” Estuaries and Coasts. 38(2):569-577
Brannstrom, C., Brown, H. L., Houser, C., Trimble, S., and Santos, A. 2015. “‘You can’t see them from sitting here’: Evaluating beach user understanding of a rip current warning sign.” Applied Geography. 56:61-70
Jewell, M., Houser, C. and Trimble, S. 2014. “Initiation and evolution of blowouts within Padre Island National Seashore, Texas.” Ocean & Coastal Management. 95:156-164.
Brannstrom, C., Trimble, S., Santos, A., Brown, H.L., and Houser, C. 2014. “Perception of the rip current hazard on Galveston Island and North Padre Island, Texas, USA.” Natural Hazards. 72(2):1123-1138.
Chirico, P., Malpeli, K., and Trimble, S. 2012. Accuracy evaluation of GDEM version 1 and version 2 for two sites with distinct terrain characteristics in western Africa. GIScience and Remote Sensing. 49(6):775-801