Laser Mapping The Earth

  • Released Monday, June 9th, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM
  • ID: 11555

NASA scientist Bryan Blair introduces a laser mapping sensor known as LVIS (the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor), which is flown by aircraft over target areas to collect data on surface topography and vegetation cover. Bryan also discusses the benefits to mounting LVIS onto high-altitude, long-duration aircraft such as the Global Hawk.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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  • Laser Mapping the Earth (ID: 2013082)
    Monday, June 9, 2014 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Marit Jentoft-Nilsen