Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lasers May Help In Researching Oregon Forest Canopy - Blue River, OR

Lasers May Help In Researching Ore. Forest Canopy | Oregon Blue River:
Using a growing technology that involves shooting lasers from airplanes to accurately and quickly create three-dimensional maps of the ground and vegetation below, Betts and other researchers are discovering more about the forest ecosystems in Oregon.
'It allows us to see the forest in new ways,' said Thomas Spies, a research forest ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station.

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