USGS uses drone with thermal infrared camera to study water resources

Scientist operates small drone over river valley with mountains in the background.

Detailed Description

USGS Hydrologist Eric White flies a small unoccupied aircraft system – sUAS or "drone" – equipped with a thermal infrared camera during a groundwater/surface-water exchange study along the East River in Gunnison National Forest near Gothic, Colorado, in August 2017. The study was part of a multi-year project by the USGS Water Resources Mission Area Hydrogeophysics Branch.


Image Dimensions: 6000 x 4000

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Location Taken: Gothic, CO, US