Contact: David Hosansky, NCAR/UCAR Media Relations
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Caption: The three-dimensional features of a snow field above treeline is revealed by laser measurements. The laser, installed by NCAR at a test site in the Rocky Mountains, measures snow at more than 1,000 points across an area almost the size of a football field.
Credit: ŠUCAR, Image by Ethan Gutmann, NCAR
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