Aerial Lidar Used to Measure Snow Pack

photo of survey - Aerial Lidar Assists with Snow Pack Depths - A. Harpold

Many Western communities rely on snow from mountain forests as a source of drinking water – but for scientists and water managers, accurately measuring mountain snowpack has long been problematic. Satellite imagery is useful for calculating snow cover across open meadows, but less effective in forested areas, where the tree canopy often obscures the view of conditions below. Now, a […]

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