Monday, June 27, 2016

Science & Technology: Mapping Geothermal Features by Drone

Drone with heatcam reveals geothermal secrets (Scimex)

Researching geothermal features in inaccessible or dangerous terrain can now be done a bit more safely and cheaply, thanks to a new study that simply used a drone kitted with a heat camera to take groundbreaking images.

The researchers created a mosaic of the Waikite geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand, using nearly 6000 thermal images captured by just one drone - which they believe is the largest such image ever published - and even managed to remotely record the exact temperature of an inaccessible lake.

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