Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Leaf Off Survey
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5069/G9VM496T OT Collection ID: OT.042013.26918.2
OT Collection Name: Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Leaf Off Survey
Short Name: SHCZO_Dec10
Collection Platform: Airborne Lidar
This high-resolution lidar survey covers an area of 209 km2 located 10 miles southwest of State College, Pennsylvania. The data collection was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during peak leaf-on and leaf-off conditions in 2010 (July 2010 and December 2010, respectively). The dataset contains point cloud tiles in LAS format, 1 m Digital Surface Model (DSM) derived using first-stop points, 1 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) derived using ground-class points and 1 m hill shade dataset derived from DEM. These datasets were used to estimate vegetation biomass and distributions, provide bare earth elevations, and to assist with prediction of Critical Zone creation and structure.
Dataset Acknowledgement: Lidar data acquisition and processing were completed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), funded by the National Science Foundation Award EAR-0922307, and coordinated by Qinghua Guo for the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory funded by the National Science Foundation Award EAR-0725019.