MULTIDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF SKYLAB PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HIGHWAY ENGINEERING PURPOSES

The author has identified the following significant results. The greatly increased resolution of ground features by Skylab as compared with LANDSAT is considered to be best in the S190B high resolution film, followed by S190A camera stations 4, 5, and 6 respectively. Results of the study of vegetation damage sites using data derived from S190A film were disappointing. The major cause of detection problems is the graininess of the CIR film. Good results were achieved for the hydrology-land use study. Both camera systems gave better agreement with the ground truth than did LANDSAT imagery. Surficial geology and glacial landform areas were clearly visible in single scenes. Several previously unmapped or unknown features were detected, especially in eastern coastal Maine.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original contains color imagery. Original photography may be purchased from the EROS Data Center, 10th and Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57198.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Child House, 16 State House Station
    Augusta, ME  United States  04333-0016

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Earth Resources Survey Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20546
  • Authors:
    • Stoeckeler, E G
    • Woodman, R G
    • Farrell, R S
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., NASA-CR-141942
  • Contract Numbers: NAS9-13359
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM