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Using terrestrial light detection and ranging (lidar) technology for land-surface analysis in the Southwest

Fact Sheet 2011-3017

RESEARCH AT THE USGS WESTERN GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE CENTER
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Abstract

Emerging technologies provide scientists with methods to measure Earth processes in new ways. One of these technologies--ultra-high-resolution, ground-based light detection and ranging (lidar)--is being used by USGS Western Geographic Science Center scientists to characterize the role of wind and fire processes in shaping desert landscapes of the Southwest United States.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Using terrestrial light detection and ranging (lidar) technology for land-surface analysis in the Southwest
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3017
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N