Category Archives: Weather

Oil Spill Survey, First – of – its – Kind with Drone

On February 5, 2019, a cyclone shoved a bulk carrier into the edge of a reef on Rennell Island, cracking its hull. The fuel oil spill that resulted made international news, as it happened along the world’s largest raised coral … Continue reading

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Hailstone Research using Handheld 3D Scanners

Why research hailstones? Well for one, hail damage causes well over $1 billion dollars in insured loses every year. Second, in my opinion, hail is pretty incredible. Handheld 3D scanners were used in field settings in 2015 and 2016, capturing … Continue reading

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Lidar for Flash Flood Monitoring

A proof of concept study was recently conducted at the Amacuzac River in Mexico. The study focused on what is called “inclined lidar”.  According to the abstract published at MDPI, inclined lidar “works based on the fact that a near-infrared … Continue reading

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