Brian R. Calder

Research Associate Professor
Earth Sciences Affiliate
Phone: (603) 862-0526
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Image Analysis, Heriot-Watt University
  • M.S., Electronics Communications Eng, Heriot-Watt University

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 973: Seafloor Characterization
  • OE 774: Seabed Mapping
  • OE 874: Seabed Mapping
  • OE 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Calder, B. R., & Rice, G. (2017). Computationally efficient variable resolution depth estimation. Computers & Geosciences, 106, 49-59. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2017.05.013

Gardner, J. V., Armstrong, A. A., & Calder, B. R. (2016). Hatteras Transverse Canyon, Hatteras Outer Ridge and environs of the U.S. Atlantic margin: A view from multibeam bathymetry and backscatter. Marine Geology, 371, 18-32. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2015.10.015

Yao, F., Parrish, C. E., Pe’eri, S., Calder, B. R., & Rzhanov, Y. (2015). Modeling Uncertainty in Photogrammetry-Derived National Shoreline. Marine Geodesy, 38(2), 128-145. doi:10.1080/01490419.2014.957792

Calder, B. R. (2015). On Risk-Based Expression of Hydrographic Uncertainty. Marine Geodesy, 38(2), 99-127. doi:10.1080/01490419.2014.933141

Flinders, A. F., Mayer, L. A., Calder, B. A., & Armstrong, A. A. (2014). Evaluation of arctic multibeam sonar data quality using nadir crossover error analysis and compilation of a full-resolution data product. Computers & Geosciences, 66, 228-236. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2014.02.003

Fonseca, L., Brown, C., Calder, B., Mayer, L., & Rzhanov, Y. (2009). Angular range analysis of acoustic themes from Stanton Banks Ireland: A link between visual interpretation and multibeam echosounder angular signatures. Applied Acoustics, 70(10), 1298-1304. doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2008.09.008

Gardner, J. V., Calder, B. R., Hughes Clarke, J. E., Mayer, L. A., Elston, G., & Rzhanov, Y. (2007). Drowned shelf-edge deltas, barrier islands and related features along the outer continental shelf north of the head of De Soto Canyon, NE Gulf of Mexico. Geomorphology, 89(3-4), 370-390. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.01.005

Jakobsson, M., Gardner, J. V., Vogt, P. R., Mayer, L. A., Armstrong, A., Backman, J., . . . Kraft, B. (2005). Multibeam bathymetric and sediment profiler evidence for ice grounding on the Chukchi Borderland, Arctic Ocean. Quaternary Research, 63(02), 150-160. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2004.12.004

Calder, B. R., & Mayer, L. A. (2003). Automatic processing of high-rate, high-density multibeam echosounder data. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 4(6), n/a. doi:10.1029/2002GC000486

Carmichael, D. R., Linnett, L. M., Clarke, S. J., & Calder, B. R. (1996). Seabed classification through multifractal analysis of sidescan sonar imagery. IEE Proceedings - Radar, Sonar and Navigation, 143(3), 140. doi:10.1049/ip-rsn:19960472

Most Cited Publications