The researchers were able to create,with accuracy, high resolution temperature maps of their study area near the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado. Understanding the levels and distribution of inoslation within varied topographies could potentially be helpful in avoiding forest fires or even determining the best time to plant crops, giving this research applications in forestry and agriculture.
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