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Title: Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar

Author: McKean, Jim; Isaak, Dan; Wright, Wayne

Date: 2009

Source: Eos. 90(39): 341-342.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: 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].

Keywords: green lidar, streams and rivers, Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar, EAARL

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McKean, Jim; Isaak, Dan; Wright, Wayne. 2009. Improving stream studies with a small-footprint green lidar. Eos. 90(39): 341-342.

 


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