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Fodar – Botswana Style!

After a busy summer mapping in Alaska,  I headed south, really far south — to Botswana! This story begins one day last year while I was watching a documentary about the Okavango Delta and [...]

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Meet the Fleet!

It was a busy summer at Fairbanks Fodar, flying over 25,000 miles in total, and given the work in hand already for 2017 it seemed reasonable to invest in new aircraft and improved mapping [...]

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How I spent my summer vacations

It’s been a busy year for Fairbanks Fodar.  This blog gives an overview of how I’ve spent much of my past two summer vacations, which, especially given my new-found employment status, [...]

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How the West was Won

This week we completed acquisition of data for the entire west coastline of Alaska, mapping over 2000 miles of beach from Icy Cape in the north to Platinum in the south, a length longer than the [...]

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Landscape Change in the Noatak National Preserve

Today we delivered three projects to the National Park Service’s Arctic Network related to understanding the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Landscape.  The data I show below is [...]

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A First Look at the Denali Park DEM

Earlier this summer we acquired data from about 5000 square kilometers of Denali National Park and Preserve, about 1/5 of its area, and we now we have some preliminary results to share. The [...]

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50-60 Hindsight

I spent my 50th birthday documenting and measuring landscape change in the Arctic as part of projects that began 60 years ago or more, giving me occasion to reflect on where I’ve been and [...]

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The View from Outside

Outside magazine published an article yesterday on fodar and the future topographic change detection.   Click here to read the article.  

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From East to West, Fodar Knows Best

I returned today after another blitzkreig mapping mission to support long-term studies of Arctic permafrost and glacier melt in response to a changing climate, flying 20 hours out of 34 while [...]

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Slogging the Sag

I returned today from a short but intense trip to the Arctic, flying 25 out of 52 hours to acquire 22,000 photos, mapping about 100 miles of the Dalton Highway and Sagavanirktok River near [...]