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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Wetlands detection methods investigation /
Author Lee, K. H.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lunetta, Ross S.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, United Staes Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600-S4-91-014
OCLC Number 891195044
Subjects Wetlands--United States--Remote sensing. ; Wetlands--Remote sensing.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S4-91-014 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/26/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S4-91-014 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/14/2018
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
"EPA/600-S4-91-014." "August 1991." At head of title: Project Summary. Caption title.
Contents Notes
The purpose of this investigation was to research and document the application of remote sensing technology to wetland detection and mapping. Various remote sensing sensors and platforms are evaluated (1) for suitability to monitor specific wetlands systems; (2) for their effectiveness in detailing the extent of wetlands; (3) for their capability to monitor changes; and (4) for the resulting relative cost-benefits of implementing and updating wetlands databases. The environment to be monitored consists of physiographic and ecological wetland resources affected directly or indirectly by anthropogenic activity. Air craft and satellite remote sensing can be used to record and assess the condition of these resources. Monitoring of environmental conditions is based on the observation and interpretation of certain landscape features. Although some forms of monitoring are continuous, resource monitoring from aircraft and satellite platforms is periodic in nature, with change being documented through a series of observations over a given span of time. This report summarizes the findings of a bibliographic search on the methods used to inventory and/or detect changes in wetland environments. The bibliography contains numerous citations and is not intended to be all-inclusive. Books, major journals, and symposium proceedings were examined. The findings documented will provide the potential user with a basic understanding of remote sensing technology as it is applied to wetland monitoring and trend analysis.