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Third airborne campaign is complete!

The third airborne campaign for the MBIE Endeavour Forest Flows programme is complete! Dr Delwyn Moller and team flew across 6 sites across Aotearoa New Zealand with SlimSAR to measure and map soil moisture at a fine resolution to a depth of 1m. This cutting edge technology provides for the first time direct measurements of soil properties in remote & difficult to reach areas. Two of the sites were directly in the path of the January 27th and Cyclone Gabrielle extreme weather events. Once processed by Mahta Moghaddam and her team, SlimSAR data will give revolutionary insights how planted forests were able to retain and withstand extreme rainfall. SlimSAR has the potential to detect unstable slopes across different land uses.


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