I use small unoccupied aircraft systems for scientific investigations at work, and I also occasionally take recreational video.

Recreational Video

Trona Pinnacles

Drone video of Trona Pinnacles, tufa in Searles Lake, Trona, California.

Griswold Hills

Example Data Sets

Through my work I have conducted sUAS surveys for hydrologic studies at locations across the United States. Below are a few example published public datasets in the public domain. All field work is team work, and multiple people were involved in field data collection. For surveys I conduct, I am responsible for the field planning and sUAS operations, and some of the data data processing — it varies by project.

Briggs, M.A., Dawson, C.B., White, E.A., Gazoorian, C.L., Hare, D.K., and Lane, J.W., 2020, Thermal infrared and photogrammetric data collected by drone for hydrogeologic characterization around two US Geological Survey Next Generation Water Observing Systems stream gage locations near Claryville, NY, USA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FIZTPU.

Briggs, M.A., Dawson, C.B., Holmquist-Johnson, C., Adams, J., and White, E., 2019, Thermal infrared, multispectral, and photogrammetric data collected by drone for hydrogeologic analysis of the East River and Coal Creek beaver-impacted corridors near Crested Butte, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9YWSJ2J.