AirCTEMPs now provides unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the NSF research community through our existing CTEMPs instrument centers. We focus on 1-100 sq. km landscapes, and are currently flying a fleet of small drones with the capacity to map topography using SfM, hyper and multispectral cameras and also thermal infrared mapping. Shown below are digital elevation maps generated by AirCTEMPs i and multispectral imagery from the East River near Crested Butte CO showing vegetation density along a riparian corridor. And also, take a look at the cool video of the field site captured during a CUAHSI short course on groundwater/surface water interactions in 2016 Flying over the East River.
For more information, visit the CTEMPs website (http://ctemps.org/air-ctemps)