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Predicting Flood Zones With Laser Precision

Predicting Flood Zones With Laser Precision

Using LIDAR technology to make more detailed flood forecasts.

Predicting Flood Zones With Laser Precision

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 17:45

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Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. 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.
  2. Terrestrial - Related to Earth or land.
  3. Flood Map - A map that shows the risk of flooding for different areas within the map.

 

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