U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3017
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.
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Soulard, C.E., and Bogle, R.C., 2011, Using terrestrial light detection and ranging (lidar) technology for land-surface analysis in the Southwest: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3017, 2 p.