Remote Sensing: Assessing Reef Island Sensitivity Based on LiDAR-Derived Morphometric Indicators

MDPI published an article written by Joshua Louis, Michael V.W. Cuttler, Nicola Browne, Jorg Hacker and Michael O’Leary that assess reef islands, and their highly sensitive landforms regarding the impact of future environmental change.

Using both the RIEGL LMS-Q680i-S as well as the RIEGL VQ-820-G; 22 islands along the northwest Western Australia were analyzed to gauge the contemporary geomorphic state, and the potential vulnerability to future erosion.

Read the full article by clicking the link below to learn more about how the use of airborne LiDAR and other 3D technology offers more accurate monitoring of coral reefs; resulting in a better understanding of their sensitivity to the potential impacts of environmental change. 

Remote Sensing: Assessing Reef Island Sensitivity Based on LiDAR-Derived Morphometric Indicators

About RIEGL:

RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core technology, the digitization of LiDAR signals (“Waveform LiDAR”), provides unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

RIEGL’s Ultimate LiDARTM 3D scanners offer a wide array of performance characteristics and serve as a platform for continuing Innovation in 3D for the LiDAR industry.

From the first inquiry, to purchase and integration of the system, as well as training and support, RIEGL maintains an outstanding history of reliability and support to their customers.

Worldwide sales, training, support and services are delivered from RIEGL’s headquarters in Austria; main offices in the USA, Japan, China, Australia and Canada; and a worldwide network of representatives.

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