Jemez River Basin Snow-off LiDAR Survey

DOI: 10.5069/G9RB72JV
OT Collection ID: OT.062012.26913.1
OT Collection Name: Jemez River Basin Snow-off LiDAR Survey
Short Name: JRB_10_Jul
Collection Platform: Airborne Lidar
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    Point Cloud Data   Bulk Download     opentopoID: OTLAS.062012.26913.1

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    Collection Overview: High-resolution Lidar survey covers the area of 722 km2 which includes the Valles Caldera (upper part of the Jemez River basin) and Frijoles Canyon, New Mexico. The data collection was jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP), Bandelier National Monument/National Park Service (BNM/NPS) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) and performed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) during a snow-off season (June and July 2010). 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. This dataset, together with the snow-on Lidar survey performed in March and April 2010, are being used to estimate snowpack, vegetation biomass and distribution, and bare earth elevations to help better understand and quantify ecosystem structure, geomorphology, and landscape processes within the Critical Zone Observatory.

    Dataset Acknowledgement:
    Lidar data acquisition and processing were completed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Award EAR-0922307, Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP), Bandelier National Monument/National Park Service (BNM/NPS) and United States Geological Survey (USGS), and coordinated by Qinghua Guo for the Jemez River Basin and Santa Catalina Mountains Critical Zone Observatory funded by the National Science Foundation Award EAR-0724958.

    Dataset Keywords: CZO, Critical Zone Observatory, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez River Basin, Frijoles Canyon, New Mexico

    Survey Date: 06/29/2010 - 07/08/2010
    Total lidar returns: 7,777,763,269 pts

    Area: 722.00 km2

    Point Density: 9.68 pts/m2

    Raster Resolution: 1 meter

    Coordinates System:
        Horizontal: UTM Zone 13N NAD83 (CORS96) [EPSG: 26913]
        Vertical: NAVD88 (GEOID03) [EPSG: 5703]

    Survey Report: 2010_NCALM_CZO_Project_Report_Jemez.pdf

    LAS Validation Data Report: JRB_10_Jul.html
    Dataset Extent in KMZ format: Download

    Dataset Spatial Bounds: North: 36.0189°     South: 35.7325°     East: -106.2277°     West: -106.6849°