Rowan Gaffney surveying the amount of snow at Sagehen Creek watershed during the NASA airborne campaigns in March 2016. Credit: A. Harpold.

DRI: Research team develops first lidar-based method for measuring snowpack in mountain forests

In a new study published in Remote Sensing of the Environment, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Desert Research Institute (DRI), the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and California State University described the first successful use of lidar to measure snow cover under forested canopy in the Sierra Nevada. [More.]