The lidar was collected by NZ Aerial Mapping in November 2010, in the framework of the French ANR proposal CENTURISK (ANR-09-RISK-003/CENTURISK) led by Isabelle Manighetti (then at ISTerre, now at Geoazur), under survey name Eastern Hope LiDAR, and includes approximately 40 km of the Hope fault on the South Island of New Zealand, approximately 25 km west of Kaikoura. The polygon encloses an area of approximately 41 km2. The lidar data were acquired to conduct geomorphic and paleoseismological studies of the Hope fault. Note: This dataset was converted to LAS from XYZ (ASCII) points and lacks many typical lidar attributes.
Some of the results can be found in:
Beaupretre, S., Garambois, S., Manighetti, I., Malavieille, J., Senechal, G., Chatton, M., Davies, T., Larroque, C., Rousset, D., Cotte, N., and Romano, C., 2012. Finding the buried record of past earthquakes with GPR-based paleoseismology : a case study on the Hope fault, New Zealand, Geophysical Journal International, vol. 189, no.1, pp. 73-100. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05366.x
Manighetti, I., Perrin, C., Dominguez, S., Garambois, S., Gaudemer, Y., Malavieille, J., Matteo, L., Delor, E., Vitard, C. and Beaupretre, S., 2015. Recovering paleoearthquake slip record in a highly dynamic alluvial and tectonic region (Hope fault, New Zealand) from airborne LiDAR. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011787
Stewart, N., Gaudemer, Y., Manighetti, I., Serreau, L., Vincendeau, A., Dominguez, S., Matteo, L., and Malavieille, J., 2018. "3D_Fault_Offsets," a Matlab Code to Automatically Measure Lateral and Vertical Fault Offsets in Topographic Data: Application to San Andreas, Owens Valley, and Hope Faults. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(1), 815-835. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014863