Digital Cameras Aid Research

Aerial surveys become a way of routinely checking areas burned by wildfires or invaded by pests or weeds, and digital imagery is a major part of the technique.

A panoramic image of part of Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.
A panorama by Mary Nichols of part of Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The resolution is high enough to focus on individual elements.
courtesy Mary Nichols/ARS