OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering areas of California, and Mexico. These datasets were collected by NCALM, an NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a. lidar) in the scientific community and is jointly operated by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley. OpenTopography is the primary distributor of NCALM data
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Hillshade of evenly spaced ridges and valleys within the Gabilan Mesa, California. For more information on how these features are formed, see the paper:
Perron, J. Taylor, James W. Kirchner, and William E. Dietrich. "Formation of evenly spaced ridges and valleys." Nature 460.7254 (2009): 502-505.