REMOTE SENSING FOR DETECTING FEEDLOT RUNOFF

DUE TO HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF ANIMALS, POLLUTION FROM FEEDLOT RUNOFF IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY SERIOUS PROBLEM. AERIAL REMOTE SENSING MAY BE CAPABLE OF DETECTING THE FEEDLOT POLLUTION IN THE OVERLAND FLOW REGION BEFORE IT REACHES PERENNIAL STREAMS OR INFILTRATES INTO THE GROUND WATER. SEVERAL MODES OF SENSING OFFER PROMISING MEANS OF DETECTING THE POLLUTED RUNOFF: PANCHROMATIC, COLOR AND INFRARED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, THERMAL-INFRARED IMAGERY, AND RADAR. WITH THE PRESENT TECHNOLOGY, THE BEST POSSIBILITY SEEMS TO BE A MULTISENSOR APPROACH COMBINING COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY WITH EITHER THERMAL-INFRARED IMAGERY IF LITTLE GROUND COVER IS PRESENT, OR USING INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY IF HEAVY GROUND COVER IS PREVALENT.

  • Authors:
    • Wallace, G A
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Accession Number: 00203041
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 1974 12:00AM