Accession Number:

AD0698345

Title:

A PROGRAM TO ACQUIRE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD DATA IN FOUR AREAS IN A HUMID SUBTROPIC ENVIRONMENT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1968-31 Aug 1969,

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

Multiband remote sensing provides a means of obtaining signatures for natural earth objects and backgrounds. Data were collected from four humid tropical environments in Puerto Rico. Irradiance spectral reflectance, surface temperature, soil moisture, soil granularity, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction measurements and ground photographs were obtained. The limited analysis resulted in the development of bi band methodology for determining whether variations in film image density of soil is caused by surface moisture or surface structure. It is concluded that an electro-optical multiband analysis system using bi band techniques can be developed to facilitate the task of terrain analysis and at the same time provide the tools necessary to extend the utility of multiband remote sensing to obtain spectral signatures for other earth objects and backgrounds.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE