The mission of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) is to:
The center is based at the University of Houston and is operated in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley. NCALM is supported by the National Science Foundation and is associated with the multi-disciplinary Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences graduate program at the University of Houston.
Latest J-STARS Cover Features NCALM Images
Posted: March 3, 2014Stunning images from NCALM data were featured on the cover of IEEE J-STARS. This most recent NCALM publication presents results from a new topography/bathymetry system – and demonstrates the impressive imagery that NCALM can produce.
Kimberly Blisniuk Receives 2013 Kurt Frankel Award
Posted: February 3, 2014Kimberly Blisniuk, from the Berkeley Geochronology Center and the University of California, Berkeley, was presented with the University of Houston/RIEGL USA Kurt Frankel Award. The award was presented to Kimberly by Jim van Rens, representing RIEGL, and Ramesh Shrestha, representing the University of Houston, at the annual meeting of the NCALM steering committee. Read the full announcement, which covers Kimberly's research, here.
Taylor Perron Receives 2013 Kenneth Clinton "Clint" Slatton Award
Posted: February 3, 2014Taylor Perron, the Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geology, in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, MIT, was presented with the University of Houston/Optech Incorporated Kenneth Clinton "Clint" Slatton Award. The award was presented to Taylor by Angie Swarski, representing Optech, and Ramesh Shretha, representing the University of Houston, at the annual meeting of the NCALM steering committee. Read the full announcement here.
Oman Ophiolites Mapped Using LiDAR
Posted: January 27, 2014University of Houston researchers, from the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, recently traveled to Oman to map famous ophiolites. NCALM was heavily involved in the project, which included terrestrial laser scanning and VNIR/SWIR hyperspectral imaging. Read the EAS article here.
NCALM Researchers Take on Biggest Project to Date
Posted: January 27, 2014Researchers at NCALM are mapping over 3,500 sq. km. of Tahoe National Forest using LiDAR and hyperspectral imagery. The data will have benefits to researchers, including forest management.
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