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Remotely sensed data and field measurements used for bathymetric mapping of the upper Sacramento River in northern California

July 5, 2018

To support research on remote sensing of rivers, several types of remotely sensed data and various field measurements were acquired from a reach of the upper Sacramento River in northern California, September 11 - October 18, 2017. These data sets also facilitate efforts to characterize in-stream habitat for salmon and monitor geomorphic change along the Sacramento River. This parent data release includes links to child pages for the following data sets:

1) airborne hyperspectral image data acquired from a conventional, manned, fixed-wing aircraft;
2) hyperspectral image data acquired from an umanned aerial system (UAS);
3) multispectral image data acquired from a satellite;
4) bathymetric LiDAR acquired from a manned aircraft;
5) ground-based depth measurements obtained by wading and with an acoustic Doppler current profiler and echo sounder;
6) reflectance spectra collected from a raft; and
7) in situ measurements of various optical properties of the water column, including data from several other rivers.

Please refer to the individual child pages for further detail about each data set. Overall, these data were used to develop improved methods of estimating water depth from remotely sensed data.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Remotely sensed data and field measurements used for bathymetric mapping of the upper Sacramento River in northern California
DOI 10.5066/F7Q52NZ1
Authors Legleiter Carl J. , Harrison Lee R.
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization National Research Program

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