COLOR AERIAL PHOTOS FOR MARSHLAND

COLOR AND COLOR-INFRARED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF WATERFOWL HABITATS WERE STUDIED TO DETERMINE THEIR USEFULNESS FOR MARSH VEGETATION EVALUATION. ATTEMPTS WERE MADE TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM FILM TYPE, SCALE, TIME OF DAY, AND TIME OF YEAR FOR BEST RESULTS. BOTH COLOR AND COLOR-INFRARED FILMS PROVED TO BE VALUABLE FOR MARSH EVALUATION. THE LARGER SCALES (1:1,000) SHOWED INTERPRETATION RESULTS WITH MORE ACCURACY THAN DID SMALLER SCALES (1:10,000); HOWEVER, COVERAGE WAS LIMITED WITH LARGE-SCALE PHOTOGRAPHS. EARLY-MORNING PHOTOGRAPHS WERE FOUND TO BE THE MOST INTERPRETABLE AS SUNSPOT AND WAVE EFFECTS WERE NOT PROMINENT. THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO PHOTOGRAPH MARSH VEGETATION WAS FOUND TO BE LATE SUMMER (AUG.-SEPT.) WHEN THE SUBMERGED AND FLOATING PLANTS WERE AT A STAGE OF MAXIMUM VEGETATIVE DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Seher, J S
    • Tueller, P T
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00203020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1973 12:00AM