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(Draft poster) Surface Comparison: IFSAR vs. USGS DEM - Alaska National Petroleum Reserve (Harrison Bay A-3 and Umiat D-3 Quads)


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The National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPR-A) consists of a 23 million-acre region on the North Slope that was established in 1923 because of the region’s petroleum potential. Currently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for proposed oil and gas leasing in the area. BLM responsibilities include analysis of ecological impacts in relation to proposed ice road and oil well placement. Key to this analysis is accurate high-resolution digital elevation data. In 2003, through the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program, the BLM acquired Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (IFSAR) as part of an ongoing collection cycle over the NPR-A area. IFSAR products include Digital Surface Model (DSM) and Digital Terrain Model (DTM [...]


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John J Kosovich

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Uploaded October 24, 2014 by author John Kosovich

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