Accession Number : ADA425532


Title :   General Classification Handbook for Floodplain Vegetation in Large River Systems. Chapter 1 of Book 2, Collection of Environmental Data


Corporate Author : GEOLOGICAL SURVEY LA CROSSE WI UPPER MIDWEST ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Dieck, Jennifer J ; Robinson, Larry R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425532.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : This handbook describes the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) General Wetland Vegetation Classification System developed as part of a multi-state and Federal partnership for the Upper Mississippi River System. This classification system consists of land cover/land use maps throughout this diverse river system. In addition, it describes the evolution of the General Wetland Vegetation Classification System, discusses the process of creating a map, and describes each of the 31 general classes in detail. This handbook also acts as a pictorial guide to illustrate each of the general classes as they may appear in the field, as well as on color-infrared aerial photographs.


Descriptors :   *VEGETATION , *FLOOD PLAINS , CLASSIFICATION , DATA ACQUISITION , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , WATER QUALITY , HANDBOOKS , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , LIMNOLOGY


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE