The latest issue of LiDAR magazine features NEON's remote sensing data collection program.
In the magazine, three of our remote sensing scientists from the Airborne Observation Platform team describe the purpose and plans for our state-of-the-art suite of airborne imaging instruments. They also explain their recent jam-packed schedule. In addition to some flight time to test new instruments (one of which was custom-made for us by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), the AOP team has been collecting data for science projects at NASA and at Colorado State University. In other words, researchers are already using NEON data to evaluate potential projects for an Earth-observing satellite science mission and study the aftermath of a history-making wildfire. Read the article to get a sense of what they're up to and catch a peek at some stunningly detailed, 3-D images of landscapes from across the U.S.