May 04, 2010
New EarthScope airborne LiDAR data products from California and Washington state were announced in January 2010. With this release, DEM tiles and KML files from all southern and eastern California targets are now available, including faults in the Mojave (Lenwood, Helendale, Calico, Blackwater), eastern California (Panamint, Tin Mtn, Mud Hills, Hunter Mtn, Owens) and San Cayetano. Of these new targets, point cloud data are currently online for Panamint, Ash Hill, Tin Mtn and San Cayetano, with point data for all remaining targets to follow shortly. Also with this release, KML files and point cloud data from the Yakima fold and thrust belt in Washington are now available. DEM tiles will follow shortly. Figures 1 and 2 show examples of these new imagery data products as viewed in Google Earth via the KML file.
EarthScope airborne LiDAR imagery data were collected through GeoEarthScope, a component of the EarthScope MREFC project that concluded in 2008. GeoEarthScope included the acquisition of aerial and satellite imagery and geochronology to examine the strain field beyond the decade time scales available from the PBO geodetic instrumentation. Nearly 6,000 km2 of airborne LiDAR data were acquired from the following regions: Northern California, Southern and Eastern California, Intermountain Seismic Belt and Yellowstone, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest as based on guidance from the community.
EarthScope airborne LiDAR data are freely available from the OpenTopography portal at opentopography.org in the following formats:
Funding agency: National Science Foundation
Project management: UNAVCO
Data acquisition, processing and distribution:
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