UTILIZATION OF SATELLITE DATA FOR INVENTORYING PRAIRIE PONDS AND LAKES

By using data acquired by LANDSAT-1 (formerly ERTS-1), studies were conducted in extracting information necessary for formulating management decisions relating to migratory waterfowl. Management decisions are based in parts on an assessment of habitat characteristics, specifically numbers, distribution, and quality of ponds and lakes in the prime breading range. This paper reports on a study concerned with mapping open surface water features in the glaciated prairies. Emphasis was placed on the recognition of these features based upon water's uniquely low radiance in a single near-infrared waveband. The results of this recognition were thematic maps and statistics relating to open surface water. In a related effort, the added information content of multiple spectral wavebands was used for discriminating surface water at a level of detail finer than the virtual resolution of the data. The basic theory of this technique and some preliminary results are described.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Work Jr, E A
    • Gilmer, D S
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00139266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM