ASO – Airborne Snow Observatory
On 5 October, ASO collected lidar and imaging spectrometry data for the Merced River Basin to provide an improved snow free baseline dataset for the California Department of Water Resources. On 7 October, ASO collected lidar and imaging spectrometery data for the Walker Fire are in the Plumas National Forest in Northern California. At 50,000 acres, the Walker Fire was the largest wildfire in California in 2019. ASO collected pre-fire data in the same area in fall 2019. All of these datasets are currently being processed by the ASO team.