Laser Scanning of Meteor Crater’s Interior and Western Ejecta Field
In June 2007, NASA conducted a ground-based laser scan of the crater interior using an Optech ILRIS 3D scanner from the floor of the crater. The scan was implemented over a 5-hour period and locations within the scan were calibrated using reflective targets at known positions. During the same experiment, a scan of a boulder field in the western ejecta blanket was conducted using a Leica HDS3000 laser scanner. The laser data were integrated with a Digital Elevation Map (DEM) produced by a photogrammetric analysis of a QuickBird image that was acquired in October 2006. The data was processed to produce files with decimeter-scale point spacing. Files with 5 and 10 decimeter point spacing are provided for download below.
Preliminary Report of Project Results
Examples of Data Products
Files for Download