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LiDAR Imagery Confirms Extensive Interior Land-Use on Tutuila, American Sāmoa

Ethan E. Cochrane, Joseph Mills


Analysis of LiDAR imagery for Tutuila, American Sāmoa, confirms extensive modification of the interior landscape.
Using both field-generated maps and feature descriptions as a guide, we identify numerous terraces and other probable
feature types in LiDAR images for three areas of Tutuila. Our results are applicable across the island.

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ISSN (print) 1179 4704; ISSN (online) 1179 4712
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