Accession Number:

ADA125760

Title:

Interpretation of Hydrographic Features Using Landsat Images,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

Landsat imagery provides a means for updating hydrographic charts. This manual is designed to instruct analysts in interpreting hydrographic features and coastal processes using Landsat imagery. Explanations are given of both the physical processes and remote sensing technology as related to interpretation of hydrographic features. Through comparisons of hydrographic charts, aerial photography and the various spectral channels of Landsat imagery, the manual clearly illustrates examples of interpreting hydrographic features and processes. Various case histories illustrating different coastal regimes and hydrographic features are presented, with descriptions of the techniques used for interpretation. Methodologies for exploitation of Landsat imagery for updating nautical charts inclusive of hazard detection, chart revision, zones of safe passages, and survey planning are described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE