Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Review article
22 Jun 2015
Review article |  | 22 Jun 2015

Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science

A. A. Harpold, J. A. Marshall, S. W. Lyon, T. B. Barnhart, B. A. Fisher, M. Donovan, K. M. Brubaker, C. J. Crosby, N. F. Glenn, C. L. Glennie, P. B. Kirchner, N. Lam, K. D. Mankoff, J. L. McCreight, N. P. Molotch, K. N. Musselman, J. Pelletier, T. Russo, H. Sangireddy, Y. Sjöberg, T. Swetnam, and N. West


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Mar 2015) by Ying Fan
AR by Adrian Harpold on behalf of the Authors (01 May 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 May 2015) by Ying Fan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 May 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 May 2015) by Ying Fan
AR by Adrian Harpold on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2015)  Manuscript 

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Short summary
This review's objective is to demonstrate the transformative potential of lidar by critically assessing both challenges and opportunities for transdisciplinary lidar applications in geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology. We find that using lidar to its full potential will require numerous advances, including more powerful open-source processing tools, new lidar acquisition technologies, and improved integration with physically based models and complementary observations.