Accession Number:

ADA025616

Title:

The use of Remote Sensing Devices for Acquiring Data for Environmental Management Purposes. Report 2. Application of Photographic Remote Sensors to an Environmental Management Problem.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Feb 74-Jan 75,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

This report demonstrates the application of a procedure developed for the systematic application of photographic remote sensor systems to specific environmental data acquisition problems. Of particular importance to this procedure is a quantitative approach to predicting a proper mission profile i.e. film-filter combinations, scale, etc. as a function of properties of the features of interest and the surrounding environment. The application of the procedure to an environmental management problem at a military facility within CONUS, Fort Carson, Colorado, is discussed. The primary emphasis of the work is on the acquisition of data relevant to measurement of the effects of maneuvering vehicles on the environment in two training areas 80 km2 on the post. The parameter selected for measurement is the length of vehicle paths per unit area, referred to as vehicular usage. An obvious application of the map is to support scheduling of training in areas of lowest vehicular usage and to identify areas subject to severe environmental damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE