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Main Title An application of ERTS technology to the evaluation of coal strip mining : and reclamation in the northern Great Plains.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. National Field Investigation Center.
Publisher National Field Investigations Center,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 330/3-75-001
Stock Number PB-255 590
OCLC Number 02057527
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects ; Coal mines and mining--Great Plains ; Earth resources technology satellites ; Strip mining--Great Plains ; Reclamation of land--Great Plains
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Strip mining ; Reclamation ; Remote sensing ; Land use ; Vegetation ; Spaceborne photography ; Maps ; Wyoming ; North Dakota ; South Dakota ; Montana ; Northern Great Plains Region(United States) ; ERTS satellites ; Image processing
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 330-3-75-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 330-3-75-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 330-3-75-001 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-255 590 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 107 pages : illustrations, maps (some folded) ; 27 cm
A study was conducted of the coal mines in Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota using remote sensing data from Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS). The study documented the size, shape and location of the actively mined area, untouched spoils piles, reclaimed or recontoured areas, newly vegetated areas and abandoned spoils piles within each of the 30 active, inactive or proposed coal mine sites. Land use, or classification, at each mine evaluated was defined by computer processing of ERTS data from digital magnetic tapes. In most cases the computer classification techniques were successful in delineating mine areas, particularly large areas, into active mining and revegetated spoils areas, and graded and ungraded spoils piles.