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Water and Tree Canopy

Tree canopy collects rain serving as a vital component of the hydrologic cycle.
Part One in a Three-Part Series on HARC’s program of work and research utilizing LiDAR in the Houston-Galveston region.

From Data to Images
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distances of various surfaces on the Earth. These light pulses—combined with other data recorded by the airborne system— generate a precise, three-dimensional representation of objects and surface characteristics of the Earth[1].