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Main Title Remote sensing of sulfur dioxide effects on vegetation : final report /
Author Sapp, C. Daniel.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Stemmle, James.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Norris. Office of Natural Resources.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.
Publisher Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Natural Resources ; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1981
Report Number TVA/ONR/ARP-81/5, 81/6; EPA-600/7-81-113; EPA-600/7-81-114; TVA/ONR/ARP-81/6
Stock Number PB82-115122
OCLC Number 07894316
Subjects Remote sensing--Tennessee ; Plants--Effect of sulfur dioxide on--Measurement ; Sulfur dioxide--Environmental aspects ; Coal-fired power plants--Environmental aspects--Tennessee ; Plants, Effect of sulphur dioxide on--Measurement ; Sulphur dioxide--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Remote sensing ; Sulfur dioxide ; Environmental surveys ; Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Plants(Botany) ; Photointerpretation ; Vegetation ; Infrared photography ; Photometry ; Reflectance ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution detection ; Fossil-fuel power plants ; Soybeans ; Wheat ; Aerial surveying ; Biological effects ; Coal ; Data analysis ; Data compilation ; Environmental effects ; Foliar uptake ; Graphs ; Infrared radiation ; Infrared surveys ; Infrared thermography ; Injuries ; Landsat satellites ; Leaves ; Mapping ; Maps ; Monitoring ; Multi-channel analyzers ; Multispectral photography ; Multispectral scanners ; Pattern recognition ; Specifications ; Spectral reflectance ; Spectrophotometry ; Tables ; Tennessee valley region ; Visible radiation ; Yields ; ERDA/560303 ; ERDA/500200 ; ERDA/010900
Internet Access
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EPA-600/7-81-114, v.2
EPA-600/7-81-113, v.1
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA-600/7-81-113 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-7-81-113 v.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2019
EJBD  EPA 600-7-81-114 v.2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/29/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/7-81-113 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/19/2004
EKBD  EPA-600/7-81-114 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/19/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-81-113 v.1 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-81-114 v.2 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/7-81/113 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
EMBD  EPA/600/7-81/114 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/7-81-113 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ERAD  EPA 600/7-81-114 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-81-113 v. 1 Summary, 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2016
NTIS  DE82900581 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB82-115122 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB82-115130 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 28 cm
Three techniques for detecting and mapping sulfur dioxide (SO2) effects on the foliage of sensitive crops and trees near large, coal-fired power plants were tested and evaluated. These techniques were spectroradiometry, photometric analysis of aerial photographs, and computer analysis of airborne multispectral scanner data. Spectroradiometry is a useful, ground-based technique for measuring the changes in reflectance that accompany exposure of sensitive crops to SO2. Photometric analysis of aerial color-infrared photographs has some practical advantages for measuring the reflectances of forest species or for synoptic point-sampling of extensive areas; these tasks cannot be done effectively by field crews. The relationships among reflectance, foliar injury, and yield of crops are complex and are affected by many extraneous variables such as canopy density. The SO2 effects are easier to detect on winter wheat than on soybeans, but in either case they cannot be consistently detected by airborne remote sensors except under near-ideal conditions when the injury is moderate to severe. Airborne multispectral scanner data covering affected soybean fields were analyzed using three computer-assisted procedures: unsupervised, supervised, and pseudosupervised; the last method provided the best results. Landsat imagery was also investigated, but the foliar effects of SO2 were too subtle to detect from orbit.
"EPA-600/7-81-113"--Cover. "EPA-600/7-81-114"--Cover. "July 1981"--Cover. "Office of Natural Resources." "Interagency Agreement EPA-IAG-D8-E721-DJ, Project No. E-AP 80 BDJ, Program Element No. INE 625C." "Project officer James Stemmle, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Vol. II Includes bibliographical references. TVA/ONR/ARP-81/5, TVA/ONR/ARP-81/6 (vols. I-II).
Contents Notes
vol. I. Summary -- vol. II. Data.