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Remote Sens. 2009, 1(4), 1065-1096; doi:10.3390/rs1041065

Remote Sensing of Channels and Riparian Zones with a Narrow-Beam Aquatic-Terrestrial LIDAR

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US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Boise, ID 83702, USA
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Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho, Boise, ID 83702, USA
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ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC V6J5C6, Canada
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US Geological Survey, Florida Integrated Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
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Jacobs Technology Inc., St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
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Received: 21 September 2009 / Revised: 9 October 2009 / Accepted: 11 November 2009 / Published: 19 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue LiDAR)
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Abstract

The high-resolution Experimental Advanced Airborne Research LIDAR (EAARL) is a new technology for cross-environment surveys of channels and floodplains. EAARL measurements of basic channel geometry, such as wetted cross-sectional area, are within a few percent of those from control field surveys. The largest channel mapping errors are along stream banks. The LIDAR data adequately support 1D and 2D computational fluid dynamics models and frequency domain analyses by wavelet transforms. Further work is needed to establish the stream monitoring capability of the EAARL and the range of water quality conditions in which this sensor will accurately map river bathymetry.
Keywords: bathymetric LIDAR; channel mapping; aquatic habitat; ecohydraulics; fluvial geomorphology bathymetric LIDAR; channel mapping; aquatic habitat; ecohydraulics; fluvial geomorphology
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McKean, J.; Nagel, D.; Tonina, D.; Bailey, P.; Wright, C.W.; Bohn, C.; Nayegandhi, A. Remote Sensing of Channels and Riparian Zones with a Narrow-Beam Aquatic-Terrestrial LIDAR. Remote Sens. 2009, 1, 1065-1096.

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