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Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar


McKean, Jim; Isaak, Dan; Wright, Wayne. 2009. Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar. Eos. 90(39): 341-342.

Technology is changing how scientists and natural resource managers describe and study streams and rivers. A new generation of airborne aquatic-terrestrial lidars is being developed that can penetrate water and map the submerged topography inside a stream as well as the adjacent subaerial terrain and vegetation in one integrated mission. A leading example of these new cross-environment instruments is the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL), a NASAbuilt sensor now operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) [Wright and Brock, 2002].

Keywords: green lidar, streams and rivers, Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar, EAARL


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar
Electronic Publish Date: December 2, 2009
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December 2, 2009

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