Using LIDAR technology to make more detailed flood forecasts.
Jan 15 2013 - 12:45pm
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Inside Science Buzzwords:
- LIDAR - Stands for Light Detection and Ranging; a remote-sensing technique that measures distances such as the depth of floodplains by bouncing laser light off objects.
- Terrestrial - Related to Earth or land.
- Flood Map - A map that shows the risk of flooding for different areas within the map.