Lidar Derivatives

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is collecting light detection and ranging (lidar) data in partnership with the State of North Carolina and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to develop high-precision terrain models, forest canopy metrics, and terrain derivatives such as slope, ruggedness, and prominence. These products have proven to be mission-critical with regard to hydrologic modeling and landslide detection.

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Thomas Colson
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