Quadcopter's photos can be used to measure dune erosion

quadcopter (drone) and camera ready for launch

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The 3DR Solo with GoPro Hero4 camera and gimbal. Coming to a survey area near you soon. Photo credit: Shawn Harrison, USGS. This photo was taken during USGS unmanned aerial systems (drone) pilot training. Two training sessions were held - one in February-March 2017 in Santa Cruz, California and the second in April 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. This photo originally was published in a Soundwaves story about the training: https://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2017/04/meetings.html 

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Image Dimensions: 1500 x 958

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Location Taken: US