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Thermal infrared and photogrammetric data collected by small unoccupied aircraft system for hydrogeologic analysis of Oh-be-joyful Creek, Gunnison National Forest, Colorado, August 2017

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2017-08-17

Citation

Dawson, C.B., Holmquist-Johnson, C.L., and Briggs, M.A., 2018, Thermal infrared and photogrammetric data collected by small unoccupied aircraft system for hydrogeologic analysis of Oh-be-joyful Creek, Gunnison National Forest, Colorado, August 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P931G95D.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey collected low-altitude airborne thermal infrared data and visual imagery via a multirotor, small unoccupied aircraft system deployed from the northern bank of Oh-be-joyful Creek and adjacent to the Peeler fault, approximately 6 kilometers northwest of the town of Crested Butte, in Gunnison National Forest, Colorado, on August 17, 2017. Thermal infrared still images were collected in jpg and radiometric tiff formats, and non-radiometric thermal infrared video was collected. The radiometric thermal infrared still images were compiled automatically into a larger stitched image (orthomosaic). Visual imagery was collected in jpg format, and the images were compiled automatically into a larger stitched image (orthomosaic). [...]

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thermal-infrared.zip
“Thermal infrared data and derived products”
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visible-light.zip
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Purpose

In August 2017, U.S. Geological Survey collected low-altitude airborne data to demonstrate the successful use of small unoccupied aircraft systems (sUAS) for hydrogeological characterization of a remote stream reach in a rugged mountain terrain. The thermal infrared data, visual imagery, and derived digital surface models were used to inform conceptual and mechanical models of groundwater/surface-water exchange and efficiently geolocate zones of preferential groundwater discharge that can be quantified using various ground-based methodology.

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