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Mobile laser scanning applied to the earth sciences

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1002/2013EO360002

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Abstract

Lidar (light detection and ranging), a method by which the precise time of flight of emitted pulses of laser energy is measured and converted to distance for reflective targets, has helped scientists make topographic maps of Earth's surface at scales as fine as centimeters. These maps have allowed the discovery and analysis of myriad otherwise unstudied features, such as fault scarps, river channels, and even ancient ruins [Glennie et al., 2013b].

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mobile laser scanning applied to the earth sciences
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1002/2013EO360002
Volume
94
Issue:
36
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page:
313
Last page:
315