3-D images show extent of drought
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3-D images reveal impact of drought on California forests

A patch of forest in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, with small pockets of drought stress. Green areas indicate shrubland less than 2 meters tall.

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

Pinnacles National Park

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

Tejon Ranch, east of Los Padres National Forest

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

Another image from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park.

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

The Central Sierra

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)

A patch of forest in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, severely impacted by drought. Red and orange show low water content in the trees’ canopies.

 (Carnegie Airborne Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science)
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