Remote Sensing

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USGS scientists are exploring new uses of remote sensing for monitoring and assessment.

More information about Status and Trends program remote sensing studies is available from  the "Related Science" tab on the top navigation or from the links below.

 

Portable Radar to Track Bird Flight
USGS researchers use portable radar to track bird flight near wind turbines. Photograph credit: Jack Bartholmai, USGS
(Public domain.)

Remote sensing flying animals

Science Center: Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK)

NOROCK scientists and collaborators are working to advance their tools of the trade. Specifically, weather radars, portable radars, thermal imaging cameras, and automated radio tracking are capable mature technologies, able to detect the movement patterns and other behaviors of flying animals at night and at distances far beyond the limits of human vision.

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