Forest-Snow Interactions in a High Elevation Critical Zone, CA 2022

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OT Collection ID: OT.112022.6339.1
OT Collection Name: Forest-Snow Interactions in a High Elevation Critical Zone, CA 2022
Short Name: CA22_Piske
Collection Platform: Airborne Lidar
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    Collection Overview: NCALM logo This lidar dataset was collected as part of an NCALM Seed grant for Cara Piske at the University of Nevada, Reno. This dataset was collected to investigate forest-snow interactions in a high elevation critical zone. The study area is located northwest of Truckee, California and covers approximately 50 km2.

    Dataset Acknowledgement: Lidar data acquisition and processing completed by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM). NCALM funding provided by NSF's Division of Earth Sciences, Instrumentation and Facilities Program. EAR-1830734

    Dataset Citation: Piske, C. (2022). Forest-Snow Interactions in a High Elevation Critical Zone, CA 2022. National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM). Distributed by OpenTopography. Accessed: 2022-12-09

    Use License: CC BY 4.0

    Dataset Keywords: forestry, hydrology, lidar, topography

    Survey Date: 03/21/2022

    Publication Date: 11/17/2022
    Data Provider and Roles:
    Funder Collector Principal Investigator
    • Cara Piske - University of Nevada, Reno
    Total number of points: 1,681,326,159 pts

    Area: 50.56 km2

    Point Density: 33.25 pts/m2

        Class 1 - Unclassified1,020,219,563
        Class 2 - Ground660,799,151
        Class 7 - Low Point (low noise)307,445

    Raster Resolution: 1.0 meter

    Coordinate System:
        Horizontal: NAD83 (2011) UTM Zone 10N [EPSG: 6339]
        Vertical: Ellipsoid

    Units: meter

    Survey Report: CA22_Piske_metadata.pdf

    LAS Validation Data Report: Reports
    Tile index in shapefile format: Download

    Dataset Extent in KMZ format: Download

    Dataset Spatial Bounds: North: 39.4695901776322°     South: 39.3963970748637°     East: -120.216535511075°     West: -120.325191065675°