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Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar

January 1, 2009

Technology is changing how scientists and natural resource managers describe and study streams and rivers. A new generation of airborne aquatic-terrestrial lidars is being developed that can penetrate water and map the submerged topography inside a stream as well as the adjacent subaerial terrain and vegetation in one integrated mission. A leading example of these new cross-environment instruments is the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL), a NASAbuilt sensor now operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) [Wright and Brock, 2002].

Publication Year 2009
Title Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar
DOI 10.1029/2009EO390002
Authors Jim McKean, Dan Isaak, Wayne Wright
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Index ID 70003311
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center