Doctoral Students Using Advanced Technology to Study Forests

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tyson Swetnam is using advanced technology to conduct an investigation that draws on 400 gigabytes of information gathered from an 80,000-acre stretch of the Santa Catalina Mountains to better understand the historical cycles of the range. Swetnam is among a number of researchers at the University of Arizona who the Coronado National Forest has enlisted to investigate mountain ranges in southern Arizona using Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, data. 

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