The Potential of Thermal Infrared Imagery for Supplemental Map Information in Snow-Covered Areas.
ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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A map showing the snow-covered conditions of an area is needed because of the changes in appearance and physical condition of the terrain induced by freezing, partial freezing and the snow cover itself. These changes create problems regarding land navigation, mobility, evaluation of movement corridors and water supply that are significantly different from similar problems under snow-free conditions. The purpose of this report is to explain the rationale for the map, its format and its intended use and to provide background information for one unfamiliar with thermal infrared imagery and its use in cold regions. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.
- Cartography and Aerial Photography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost