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Efficient hydrogeological characterization of remote stream corridors using drones

December 19, 2018

This project demonstrates the successful use of small unoccupied aircraft system (sUASs) for hydrogeological characterization of a remote stream reach in a rugged mountain terrain. Thermal infrared, visual imagery, and derived digital surface models are used to inform conceptual models of groundwater/surface‐water exchange and efficiently geolocate zones of preferential groundwater discharge that can be quantified using various ground‐based methodology.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Efficient hydrogeological characterization of remote stream corridors using drones
DOI 10.1002/hyp.13332
Authors Martin A. Briggs, Cian B. Dawson, Christopher Holmquist-Johnson, Kenneth H. Williams, John W. Lane
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Hydrological Processes
Series Number
Index ID 70201645
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization WMA - Earth System Processes Division

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