A Climate Change Adaptation for LiDAR

Submitted by robertgnewell on 2 February 2012

Taylor Davis, a collaborator in CRC case study research and HEAD Talks sketch and clay animations, and Chris Jensen of Terra Remote Sensing have recently released an article in GeoWorld highlighting the application of LiDAR technology for climate change adaptation. LiDAR, Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing technique that uses light to image wide array geographical and atmospheric features at a high resolution. This article describes how LiDAR can be used to examine areas for their capacity to absorb water and notes the importance of such an application in the face of flooding and run-off resulting from climate change.