Terrestrial Laser Scanner and GPS

USGS student interns using a terrestrial laser scanner and GPS

Detailed Description

USGS student interns using a terrestrial laser scanner and GPS to map the elevation and deformation patterns of marine terraces along the northern California coast. Marine terraces are flat areas cut by the wave energy during times of high sea level. In area in which mountains are growing, the elevation and ages of adjacent flights of marine terraces can reveal the pace at which mountain growth occurs.

Details

Image Dimensions: 800 x 1093

Location Taken: US