Professor Emeritus (Ph.D. Northwestern, 1963)--remote sensing and GIS, analysis of earth systems, environments, and global change and environmental hazards

MRidd

Research Interests:

  • Urban ecosystem analysis and modeling through integrated remote sensing and GIS technologies
  • The urban-rural interface in Mexico and U.S.A.
  • Arid land ecosystems
  • Hazard analysis
  • Cartographic techniques

 

Publications

  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1995, Exploring a V-I-S (Vegetation-Impervious Surface-Soil) Model for Urban Ecosystems Analysis through Remote Sensing: Comparative Anatomy for Cities, International Journal of Remote Sensing, v.16, no.12, p. 2165-2186.
  • Quattrochi, Dale A., and Merrill K. Ridd, 1994. Measurement of Thermal Energy Properties of Common Urban Surfaces Using the Thermal Infrared Multispectral Scanner, International Journal of Remote Sensing, V. 15, 10: 1991-2022.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., G. D. Nash, J. Liu, and D. Card., 1993. Remote Sensing Implementation Research Project: Salt Lake Urbanized Area, Center for Remote Sensing and Cartography, CRSC Report 93-5, University of Utah Research Institute, 40 pp.
  • Ebel, P., P. Hauff, B. Hill, G. Nash, M. Ridd, C. McGreger., 1993. Integrating Remote Sensing Techniques (AVIRIS, TM, TIMS, and Field Spectrometry) for Exploration-Cuprite, Nevada, Proceedings of the Ninth Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing: Exploration, Environment, and Engineering, Vol. II, pp. 833-844.
  • Hill, B., G. Nash, M. Ridd, P. Hauff and P. Ebel., 1992. Integrating Remote Sensing Techniques at Cuprite, Nevada, Summaries of the Third Annual JPL Airborne Geosciences Workshop, Pasadena, CA.
  • Davis, Frank W., D. Quattrochi, M. K. Ridd, et al., 1991. "Environmental Analysis Using Integrated GIS and Remotely Sensed Data: Some Research Needs and Priorities," Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 57(6): 689-697.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1991. "Spatial and Temporal Scale Issues Related to the Integration of GIS and Remote Sensing," Proceedings: The Integration of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, ACSM-ASPRS Annual Convention, 167-173.
  • Price, Kevin P. and M.K. Ridd, 1991. "Detection of Soil Erosion within Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands Using Thematic Mapper (TM) Data," Technical Papers, ACSM- ASPRS Annual Convention, 3:319-328.
  • Ridd, Merrill K. and Goodson and Associates, Inc., 1991. Utah Multihazards Planning Demonstration Project: A Case Study Report, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C., 146 pp.
  • Moulton, James P. and Merrill K. Ridd, 1990, "Integrating Remotely Sensed Data with Geophysical Data for Discrimination of Hydrothermally - Altered Features," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing symposium Proceedings, Washington, D.C.
  • Younker, Gordan L., John E. Swenson, Chris W. Anderson, Merrill K. Ridd and Gregory D. Nash, 1990. Extensive Riparian Inventory Study, Moab District, Bureau of Land Management, AAA Engineering and Drafting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Merola, John A., Donald R. Currey, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1989, Thematic Mapper Laser Profile Resolution of Holocene Lake Limit, Great Salt Lake Desert, Utah, Remote Sensing of Environment, 28: 233-244.
  • Currey, D. R., M. S. Berry, G. E. Douglass, I. A. Merola, S. B. Murchison, M. K. Ridd, G. Atwood, B. G .Bills, and J. R. Lambrechts, 1988. The Highest Holocene Stage of Great Salt Lake Utah, Geol. Soc. Am. Abst. Prog. 20:411.
  • Ramsey, R. Douglas, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1988. Riparian Habitat on the Humboldt River from the Lander -Humboldt County Line to Winnemucca. and the Humboldt River from Cosgrave to Rye Patch Reservoir. Nevada, CRSC Report 88-3, 17 pp. plus appendix and addendum.
  • Ramsey, R. Douglas, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1987. Riparian Habitat on the South Fork of the Little Humboldt River from the Elko-Humboldt County Line to Winnemucca, and the Humboldt River from Winnemucca to Cosgrave. Nevada, CRSC Report 87-1, 21 pp. plus appendix and addendum.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1986. Remote Sensing Consultant, Portrait of a Continent: Satellite views of North America (Atlas) National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Ramsey, R. Douglas, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1986. The Influence of Shadow on Spectral Response in a Semiarid Shrub Environment, Engineer Topographic Laboratories, U. S. Army, CRSC Report 85-4, 40 pp. plus appendices.
  • Ramsey, R. Douglas, and Merrill K. Ridd; 1986. Riparian Habitat on the South Fork of the Humboldt River and the Humboldt River from Lee to Beowawe. Nevada, Nevada Department of Natural Resources, CRSC Report 86-1, 23 pp. plus addendum.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1985. Modeling Urban Ecosystems through Remote Sensing, Proceedings of Advanced Technology for Monitoring and Processing Global Environmental Data, September 19- 85, London, England, The Remote Sensing Society and CERMA (Center for Resource Management).
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1985. Terrain Units: A Case for Integrated Multi-Hazard Analysis, Mapping, and Management, in David S. Bowles (ed.), Delineation of Landslide. Flash Flood. and Debris Flow Hazards in Utah, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. (A GlS application)
  • Ramsey, R. Douglas, Kevin P. Price, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1985. Riparian Habitat on the North Fork of the Humboldt River Ryndon to Wild Horse SW Quadrangle. Nevada Department of Natural Resources, CRSC Report 85-1, 19 pp. plus appendix.
  • Ramsey, R. Douglas, Kevin P. Price, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1984. Riparian Habitat on the Marys River. Deeth to Marys River Basin SE Quadrangle. Nevada. Nevada Department of Natural Resources, CRSC Report 84-10, 18 pp. plus appendix.
  • M.K. Ridd, Merrill K., Kevin P. Price, and Gordon E. Douglass, 1984. Assessment of Landsat for Rangeland Mapping. Rush Valley. Utah. CRSC Report 84-9, 27 pp.
  • Wheeler, Douglas J., Merrill K. Ridd, and John A. Merola, 1984. An Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing Data Base in North Cache Soil Conservation District Utah: A Pilot Project for the Utah Department of Agriculture's RIMS resource Inventory and Monitoring System). CRSC Report 84-8, 50 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., R. Douglas Ramsey, Gordon E. Douglas, and John A. Merola, 1984. Classification of Vegetation Communities in the Battle Mountain SE Quadrangle, Nevada. with MSS Digital Data. Engineer Topographic Laboratories, U. S. Army, CRSC Report 84-7, 53 pp.
  • Wheeler, Douglas J., and Merrill K. Ridd, 1984. Inventory of Agriculture-Related Land Cover and Wetlands in the Sevier River Basin (Middle Portion). Utah, Utah Division of Water Resources, CRSC Report 84-5, 23 pp. and appendix.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1984. EPA Enviropod Annual Report: A Summary of the Use of the Enviropod Under a Memorandum of Understanding Among EPA Region VIII. the State of Utah. and the University of Utah Research Institute. Environmental Protection Agency, CRSC Report 8-2, 34 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., and Stephen I. Brower, 1984. Enviropod Handbook: A Guide to Preparation and Use of the Environmental Protection Agency's Light-Weight Aerial Camera System. Environmental Protection Agency, CRSC Report 84-1, 63 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., John A. Merola, Roy O. Harniss, 1984. Forest Succession Detection with Landsat MSS Data as an Indicator of Ecological Degradation, Technical Papers. 1984 World Conference on Remote Sensing, Bayreuth, Germany, Texas Christian University, Center for Remote Sensing and Energy Research, pp. 193-213.
  • Price, Kevin P., Reynold D. Willie, and Merrill K. Ridd, 1983. Salt Lake County Land Use Inventory, Utah Division of Water Resources, 12 pp. and appendices.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1983. Invited review of The Pinion Pine: A Natural and Cultural History by Ronald M. Lanner, University of Nevada Press, 1981, 208 pp., in The Western Historical Quarterly, July 1983, pp. 363-364.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., John A. Merola, and Richard A. Jaynes, 1983. Detecting Agricultural to Urban Land Use Change from Multi-Temporal MSS Digital Data. Proceedings of ACSM-ASP Fall Convention 1983, Salt Lake City, Utah, pp. 473-482.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., Richard A. Jaynes, and John A. Merola, 1982. Mapping of Range lands in Northern San Luis Potosi. Mexico for Comision Nacional de las Gas Aridas, CRSC Report, 82-5, 14 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1982. Inventory of Rangeland and Water Resources of Part of the State of San Luis Potosi. Mexico, for Comision Naciorial de las Zonas Aridas, Addendum to CRSC Report 82-5, 14 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1982. Inventory of Rangeland and Water Resources of Part of the State of San Luis Potosi. Mexico, for Comision Naciorial de las Zonas Aridas, Addendum to CRSC Report 82-5, 14 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., Richard A. Jaynes, Keith F. Landgraf, and Lincoln D. Clark, Jr., 1982. Irrigated Acreage in the Bear River Basin as of the 1975 Growing Season, Bear River Commission, CRSC Report 82-3, 22 pp.
  • May, Dean L., and Merrill K. Ridd, 1982. Invited review of Atlas of Utah, Klaus D. Gurgel, Wayne L. Walquist, and Howard A. Christy (eds.), 1981, 300 pp., in Utah Endowment for the Humanities May Book Review.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., John A. Merola, and Richard A. Jaynes, 1982. Computer Mapping of Shoreline Fluctuations by Satellite, Great Salt Lake, Utah. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Remote Sensing Environment. First Thematic Conference: Remote Sensing of Arid and Semiarid Lands. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Cairo, Egypt, 19-25 January 1982, Vol. I, pp. 553-564.
  • Ridd, Merrill K. and Robert L. Power, 1982. Contrast Enhancement Applied to Guayule Distribution in Mexico for Commercial Production, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Remote sensing Environment. First Thematic Conference: Remote Sensing of Arid and Semiarid Lands. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Cairo, Egypt, 19-25 January 1982, Vol. II, pp. 1067-1075.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., John A. Merola, and Richard A. Jaynes, 1982. Mapping Shoreline Fluctuations with Digital Landsat Data, Great Salt Lake, Utah, in Proceedings Primer Simposio Colombiano Sobre Sensores Remotos, Bogota, Colombia, D.E., 27-31 de Julio 1981.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1982. Computer Enhancement of Landsat Images for Guayule Inventory in Coahuila, Mexico,Ó in Proceedings Primer Simposio Colombiano Sobre Sensores Remotos, Bogota, Colombia, D.E., 27-31 de Julio 1981.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., James G. Christensen, Lincoln D. Clark, Jr., and Keith F. Landgraf, 1981. Uinta Basin Wetland/Land Use Study: A Merger of Digital Landsat and Aircraft CIR Techniques. NASA Grant NSG-7226 Project, CRSC Report 80-2, 27 pp. plus 79 p. appendix.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., Keith F. Landgraf, and Lincoln D. Clark, Jr., 1981. Irrigated Land Detection by Satellite. Iron County. 1978. 1979. and 1980. NASA Grant NSG-7226 Project, CRSC Report 81-4.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., and John A. Merola, 1981. Satellite Mapping of Shoreline Fluctuations, Farmington Bay, Great Salt Lake, Utah. NASA Grant NSG-7226 Project, CRSC Report 81-3, 16 pp.
  • Jaynes, Richard A., Merrill K. Ridd, and John A. Merola, 1981. Review of the MX vegetation and Land Use Environmental Technical Reports (ETR-14 and ERT-20), in Review of the Air Force's Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawal/Acquisition for the MX Missile System: A Report to Governor Scott M. Matheson. Utah Consortium for Energy Research and Education, pp. 221-227.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1981. Second Supplement to Cultural Resources Evaluation, in Review of the Air Force's Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Deployment Area Selection and Land Withdrawl/Acquisition for the MX Missile System: A Report to Governor Scott M. Matheson. Utah Consortium for Energy Research and Education, pp. 129-134.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., and Ernesto Neavez-Comacho, 1981. Mapping Guayule by Satellite, Desierto y Ciencia, Ano. 3, numero 2.
  • Harper, Kimball. T., and Merrill K. Ridd, 1981. The Potential for Using Remote Sensing Techniques in Snow Retreat Studies, in Kimball T. Harper (ed.) Potential Ecological Impacts of Snowpack Augmentation in the Uinta Mountains, Utah, pp. 257-277.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., et al., 1980. Geography, Urban Planning and Land Use: Applications of Remote Sensing Education, Conference on Remote Sensing for Educators: CQRSE-78, Proceedings of workshop held at Stanford University June 26-30, 1978, pp. 577-582.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1980. Invited review of Nature to be Commanded...: Earth Science Maps Applied to Land and Water Management by G. D. Robinson and A. M. Spiker (eds.) 1978, USGS Professional Paper 950, 95 pp., Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 70(2):297-299.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., 1980. Invited review of Environmental Handbook by George Macinko (ed.) 1978, in Annals of Association of American Geographers, 70:(2).
  • Ridd, Merrill K. Ernesto Neavez-Comacho, and Enrique Compos-Lopez, 1980. Contrast Enhancement Applied to Guayule Distribution in Northern Mexico, in George Hansen (ed.) Proceedings of the Third International Guayule Conference, Los Angeles County Arboretum.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., and Ernesto Neavez-Comacho, 1980. Computer Enhancement of Landsat Data for Mapping Renewable Resources in Arid Regions: Special Reference to Guayule in the Chihuahuan Desert, in Recursos Naturales y Desarrollo Regional El Caso de las Zonas Semi Aridas, published by Centro de Investigacion en Quimica Aplicada, Saltillo, Cohuila, Mexico, 24 pp.
  • Ridd, Merrill K., Richard A. Jaynes, Joseph M. Olsen, Eugene E. Carr, Barry M. Burton, and Joseph L. Moore, et al., 1980. Davis County Foothill Development Study. A comprehensive analysis of geotechnical and biophysical factors on sensitive lands for planning and development regulation, funded by Four Corners Regional Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, Davis County, and various state and federal agencies. Vol. 1 (83 pp. plus appendix), Vol. 2 (269 pp.), Vol. 3 (196 pp.), and Vol. 4 (8 maps).