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Topographic LiDAR surveys of rivers in Alaska, July 24-26, 2019

July 5, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) collected topographic LiDAR surveys of four rivers in Alaska from July 24-26, 2019 to support research related to remote sensing of river discharge. Data were acquired for the Matanuska, Chena, Salcha, and Tanana Rivers using a Riegl VQ-580 LiDAR. The LiDAR was installed on a Robinson R44 Raven helicopter in a HeliPod that was designed and operated by CRREL. The LiDAR data included as part of this release include: a bare earth digital elevation model (DEM) in GeoTiff format and lidar point files in laz format for each river surveyed. Additionally, CRREL reports for each river surveyed are included as part of this data release. Several imagery data sets were collected coincident with the lidar surveys but will be part of a separate data release.

Publication Year 2022
Title Topographic LiDAR surveys of rivers in Alaska, July 24-26, 2019
DOI 10.5066/P9RUOEH5
Authors Paul J Kinzel, Dominic Assimaki, Carl J Legleiter, Carl Green
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Water Resources Mission Area - Headquarters