SURVEILLANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF A HIGHWAY FACILITY BY REMOTE SENSING: A STATE OF THE ART

This report documents the state of the art of remote sensing as applied to the detection and monitoring of changes in the environment caused by the construction and subsequent use of a new highway facility. Compilation of this report is based upon a review of the most recent and relevant literature and interviews with users and researchers in Canada and the U.S.A. The approaches to environmental impact assessment and the environmental (biophysical) effects of a highway facility are reviewed, followed by a discussion on remote sensing systems and the detectability of environmental effects by remote sensing techniques. The report also contains a program design to invetory parameters, monitor construction activities and the long-term effects of a highway facility.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    Research and Development Division, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, ONo M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR 209
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM