My research is aimed at enhancing understanding of how earth
surface and environmental processes influence and effect man, how
anthropogenic activity and climate change are affecting the
environment and also how natural resources can be exploited as
effectively and environmentally responsibly as possible. A major
focus of my research has been the development of an investigative
framework to integrate measurement and modelling techniques of
earth surface and environmental processes at a range of spatial
scales and at time-scales ranging from millions of years to
milliseconds. My research also has very strong multidisciplinary
and applied aspects.
Current Funded Projects
Development of a UAV-mounted imaging Fourier Transform
InfraRed (FTIR) for real-time monitoring of natural and
anthropogenic hazards. P.I.: Ferrier & Co-I : Mortimer
(RAL). NERC NE/P003303/1 (2016 – 2017).
Quantitative 3D remote digital compositional and structural
characterisation of outcrops. P.I.: Ferrier; Co-Is : Paton
(Leeds), Mortimer (RAL) & Herringshaw (Hull).
NERC NE/N017188/1 (2016 – 2017).
Monitoring Gas Emissions in Petro-Chemical Facilities using a
novel, low-cost, robust Imaging FTIR. P.I.: Ferrier & Co-I
: Mortimer (RAL). STFC ST/K006614/1 (2016 –
- Imaging FTIR spectroscopy
- Geological Remote Sensing
- Monitoring Fugitive Gas Emissions
- Urban Environmental Modelling
- Mapping Environmental Pollution
Ferrier, G., Naden, J., Ganas, A., Kemp., and
Pope, R., (in press), Identification of multi-style hydrothermal
alteration using an integrated compositional and topographic remote
sensing datasets, Geosciences.
Neave, D.A., Black, M., Riley, T.R., Gibson,
S.A., Ferrier, G., Wall, F., and Broom-Fendley, S., 2016, On the
feasibility of imaging carbonatite-hosted rare earth element (REE)
deposits using remote sensing, Economic Geology, 111, 3,
641 - 666.
Black, M., Riley, T., Ferrier, G., Fleming,
A., and Fretwell, P., 2016. Automated lithological mapping using
airborne hyperspectral thermal infrared data: A case study from
Anchorage Island, Antarctica, Remote Sensing of
Environment, 176, 225-241.
Black, M., Fleming, A., Riley, T., Ferrier,
G., Fretwell, P., McFee., J., Achal, S., and Diaz, A.M., 2014, On
the Atmospheric Correction of Antarctic Airborne Hyperspectral
Data, Remote Sens. 2014, 6, 4498-4514.
Oluwadebi, A.G., Hecker, C.A., van der Meer,
F.D., and Ferrier, G., 2013, Mapping of Hydrothermal Alteration in
Mount Berecha Area of Main Ethiopian Rift using Hyperspectral Data.
Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 3, 12,
Ferrier, G., and Pope, R.J., 2012,
Quantitative mapping of alluvial fan evolution using ground-based
reflectance spectroscopy. Geomorphology. DOI -
Ferrier, G., Frostick, L.E., and Splajt, T.
2009, Application of geophysical monitoring techniques as aids to
probabilistic risk-based management of landfill sites. The
Geographical Journal, 175, 4, 301–314.
Ferrier, G, Hudson-Edwards, K.A.,and
Pope, R.J., 2009, Characterisation of the environmental impact of
the Rodalquilar mine, Spain by ground-based reflectance
spectroscopy. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 100,
Pope, R., Wilkinson, K., Skourtsos, E.,
Triantaphyllou, M., and Ferrier, G., 2008. Clarifying Stages of
alluvial fan evolution along the Sfakian piedmont, southern Crete:
new evidence from analysis of post-incisive soils and OSL dating,
Geomorphology, 94, 206 - 225.