CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN DELTA AREAS

PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFYING LIKELY SOURCES OF MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WITH MULTI-SPECTRAL REMOTE SENSOR ARE APPLIED TO A PART OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA. SENSORS INCLUDED PANCHROMATICOLOR AND COLOR-INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHS, THERMAL-INFRARED IMAGERY, RADAR, NINE-CHANNEL MULTISPECTRAL SCAN IMAGERY, AND SMALL-SCALE PHOTO-INDEX MOSAICS. GROUND TRUTH WAS ACQUIRED CONCURRENTLY WITH THE REMOTE SENSOR OVERFLIGHTS INCLUDING SOIL MOISTURE, SOIL TEMPERATURE, WIND VELOCITY, GROUND PHOTOGRAPHS AND SOIL SAMPLES. A TWO-PHASE PROCEDURE INVOLVED A REGIONAL ANALYSIS FOLLOWED BY A DETAILED ANALYSIS. THE APQ-97 WAS THE MOST VERSATILE RADAR SYSTEM FOR REGIONAL ANALYSIS. COLOR-IN-FRARED PHOTOGRAPHS WERE PREFERRED IN MOST INSTANCES FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS IN THE DELTA ENVIRONMENT. THERMAL-INFRARED IMAGERY PROVIDED USEFUL INFORMATION WHERE IT WAS APPLIED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PHOTOGRAPHS. THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN THIS AREA WERE WITHIN THE CHENIERS, POINT BARS, RIVER BARS AND ACTIVE BEACHES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 37, No 4, PP 337-351, 8 FIG, 3 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Orr, D G
    • Quick, J R
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00202932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1971 12:00AM