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GeoEarthScope LiDAR Release - Yellowstone

Overview

GeoEarthScope recently announced the availability of new airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data products from the Intermountain Seismic Belt project. This release includes high resolution LiDAR topography data collected in tectonically active regions of Utah and Wyoming, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the Nephi segment (southern strand) of the Wastach fault. These products will serve as a resource for research in many fields, provide a framework for future airborne laser scanning acquisitions, and play a critical role in reaching EarthScope science goals.

The GeoEarthScope project acquired aerial and satellite imagery (including LiDAR) and geochronology data to enhance scientists’ abilities to examine the strain field beyond the time scales available from other PBO components.

Scientists are using data from the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) and GeoEarthScope in their research to improve our understanding of the tectonic evolution of the North American continent.

GeoEarthScope LiDAR data can be explored and downloaded online at http://opentopography.org/.

The GeoEarthScope team would like to thank the National Park Service, with special thanks to the Geology, GIS and fire cache personnel at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, for their support and collaboration.


Last modified: Sunday, 11-May-2014 18:00:40 UTC

 

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