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.

ARS engineer Mary Nichols uses a high-resolution digital camera to take a series of photos for a panorama view of the Tucson Mountains.
Using a high-resolution digital camera in the Tucson Mountains, ARS hydraulic engineer Mary Nichols obtains a series of photographs that can be put together to create a panorama.
courtesy Chris Nichols/ARS