THE REMOTE IDENTIFICATION OF TERRAIN FEATURES AND MATERIALS AT A CALIFORNIA TEST SITE: AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF TECHNIQUES

This report documents the collection, processing, and analysis of multispectral imagery gathered in airborne mapping of a site in the vicinity of Halloran Springs, California in the fall of 1972. The general purpose of the investigation is to develop techniques for automatically identifying selected terrain features and natural materials in remotely sensed imagery. Specific objectives of this study were to automatically classify both soils of different textures or parent materials and rock outcrops based on (1) their spectral reflectance characteristics at ultraviolet, visible, and infrared wavelengths, and (2) their emissivity differences as noted in multiple thermal bands. The first objective was achieved; the second was not, primarily because of the poor performance of an experimental multiband thermal-wavelength detector used for this part of the study. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Research Institute of Michigan

    Infrared and Optics Division, P.O. Box 618
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48107
  • Authors:
    • Vincent, R K
    • Dillman, R D
    • Hasell Jr, P G
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-74- 27 Intrm Rpt., FCP 34E1-024
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7136
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1976 12:00AM