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Lower Rio Puerco 2005 georeferenced aerial photographs

Metadata Updated: October 28, 2023

High-resolution (0.20 m) digital images collected during an aerial LiDAR survey of the Lower Rio Puerco during April and July 2005. Details on data collection and processing methods are provided in an unpublished report by Spectrum Mapping, LLC (August 2005; see Supplemental Information). The images are Spectral Imagery LiDAR Composite (SILC) in which individual image pixels have been associated with individual xyz values to improve feature discrimination, including bare earth surfaces, as well as quality control processing. Stated horizontal and vertical accuracies are <0.30 m rms error in x, y, and z. This image set has been modified from the original by clipping large areas of no data (white space) from the outer edges to reduce file size. These images have the highest resolution and greatest accuracy of the Lower Rio Puerco imagery collection. Geomorphic parameters derived from mapping from these images were presented in the following publications: Vincent, K.R., Friedman, J.M., and Griffin, E.R., 2009, Erosional consequence of saltcedar control, Environmental Management, 44, 218-227. doi: 10.1007/s00267-009-9314-8 Perignon, M.C., Tucker, G.E., Griffin, E.R., and Friedman, J.M., 2013, Effects of riparian vegetation on topographic change during a large flood event, Rio Puerco, New Mexico, USA, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118, 1193-1209. doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20073 Griffin, E.R., Perignon, M.C., Friedman, J.M., and Tucker, G.E., 2014, Effects of woody vegetation on overbank sand transport during a large flood, Rio Puerco, New Mexico, Geomorphology, 207, 30-50. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.025 Friedman, J.M., Vincent, K.R., Griffin, E.R., Scott, M.L., Shafroth, P.B., and Auble, G.T., 2015, Processes of arroyo filling in northern New Mexico, USA, GSA Bulletin, 127(3/4), 621-640. doi: 10.1130/B31046.1

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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