Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Leaf Off Survey

DOI: 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
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    Point Cloud Data   Bulk Download     opentopoID: OTLAS.042013.26918.2

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    Collection Overview: 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.

    Dataset Keywords: CZO, Critical Zone Observatory, Shaver's Creek, Shale Hills, Pennsylvania

    Survey Date: 12/03/2010 - 12/09/2010
    Total lidar returns: 3,243,137,623 pts

    Area: 209.00 km2

    Point Density: 15.52 pts/m2

    Raster Resolution: 1 meter

    Coordinates System:
        Horizontal: UTM z18N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26918]
        Vertical: NAVD88 (Geoid 03) [EPSG: 5703]

    Survey Report: 2010_NCALM_CZO_Project_Report.pdf

    LAS Validation Data Report: SHCZO_Dec10.html
    Dataset Extent in KMZ format: Download

    Dataset Spatial Bounds: North: 40.7360°     South: 40.5608°     East: -77.8413°     West: -78.0911°