COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR WATER RESOURCES STUDIES

AIR-PHOTO INTERPRETATION IS VERY WELL SUITED TO WATER RESOURCES STUDIES WHERE LIMITED OBSERVATIONS OF HYDROLOGIC DATA MUST BE EXTENDED TO REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR LARGE AREAS. IT IS ALSO USEFUL IN MONITORING THE HYDROLOGIC REGIMEN OF AN AREA TO DETECT POSSIBLE CHANGES. COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS GENERALLY SUPERIOR TO BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THESE WATER RESOURCES INVESTIGATIONS. DEPTH PENETRATION THROUGH WATER, AND EXCELLENT DISCRIMINATION OF WATER INDICATORS, SUCH AS VEGETATION, ARE ITS MAIN ASSETS. MEANINGFUL INTERPRETATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY DEPENDS ON ADEQUATE GROUND CONTROL DATA. EXPERIENCES OF THE WATER RESOURCES DIVISION, U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, INDICATE THAT THE BEST INTERPRETATION IS DONE BY PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL - ENGINEERS, GEOLOGISTS, AND WATER CHEMISTS INITIMATELY ASSOCIATED WITH A PARTICULAR WATER RESOURCES PROJECT FOR WHICH THE PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN OBTAINED. /PE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 34, No 3, PP 257-262, 9 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, W J
  • Publication Date: 1968-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202638
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  • Created Date: Jun 3 1994 12:00AM