Hillshade of lidar acquired within the Pinto Mountain Fault Zone

Aerial photo of a portion of Southern California, Palm Springs Landers.  A colored lidar hillshade outlines the mapping region.

Detailed Description

The image shown displays a portion of the lidar data collected by the USGS for the SAFSOC Project. Our goal is to study and map surficial processes and landforms related to tectonism, specifically the San Andreas Fault system. With computer processing to remove vegetation, highly accurate, bare-earth digital elevation models of the ground surface are derived to aid in more accurately mapping fault scarps, lineaments, landslides, and geology.


Image Dimensions: 3131 x 1417

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US