For riparian applications, AggieAir could be used to have updated imagery for mapping vegetation, substrate and fish habitat, for hydraulic modeling, river morphology, and for monitoring the effects of restoration techniques. The figures below illustrate the importance of having updated imagery for riparian applications; different flows within the year can completely change the dynamics of a river.
|High Flow||Medium Flow||Low Flow|
With AggieAir’s quick turnaround time, georectified mosaics can be ready in 72 hours giving field crews a chance to use up-to-date imagery in the field.
With the combination of the visual and NIR bands of the spectrum, the imagery from AggieAir could also be used for vegetation classification, identification of open water areas, monitoring of invasive plant species, etc.
|RGB Riparian Image||NIR Riparian Image|
*All aerial imagery displayed on this website are flown with AggieAir and processed using EnsoMOSAIC. They have been compressed and are not displayed at full resolution.
A short history lesson…
The original Flying Circus was a World War I German fighter squadron led by Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”. The squadron got its name from the bright distinctive color schemes and high mobility of its fighter planes.
AggieAir Flying Circus flies officially with COA 2011-WSA-21-R at its training/testing area near Cache Junction, UT and with COA# 2010-WSA-40 at the Logan City Wastewater Treatment Lagoons in Cache County, UT.