This animated fly-through was generated from ground-based laser scanning data (a.k.a. LiDAR: LIght Detection And Ranging). The data were collected and processed by Francis Rengers (formerly University of Colorado, now USGS Landslide Hazards Group) on a steep hillslope above Fourmile Creek, a large tributary to Boulder Creek. The area burned during the 2010 Fourmile Canyon wildfire. Five laser scans were acquired over a period of two years following the fire, in order to document patterns of erosion. (Source: F.K. Rengers, G.E. Tucker, J.A. Moody, and B. Ebel, Illuminating Wildre Erosion and Deposition Patterns with Repeat Terrestrial LiDAR, unpublished manuscript).
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Wildfire Effects on Source-Water Quality—Lessons from Fourmile Canyon Fire, Colorado, and Implications for Drinking-Water Treatment. Writer, J.H. and Murphy, S.F. (2012): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3095, 4 p.