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Main Title Remote Sensing Report, Baltimore Harbor and Wicomico River Basin, Maryland.
CORP Author National Field Investigations Center-Denver, Colo.
Year Published 1974
Stock Number PB-255 592
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Monitors ; Remote sensing ; Wicomico River Basin ; Maryland ; Aerial reconnaissance ; Sources ; Infrared detectors ; Industrial wastes ; Oil pollution ; Algae ; Fluid flow ; Ecology ; Water quality ; Water pollution detection ; Baltimore(Maryland) ; ERTS-1 satellite ; Baltimore Harbor
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-255 592 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 208p
An aerial remote sensing study of Baltimore Harbor and the Wicomico River Basin was conducted on 9 May 1973. This investigation was undertaken at the request of the Department of Natural Resources, State of Maryland. The purpose of the Baltimore Harbor study was to document the presence of discharges of wastewater to the Harbor from municipal and industrial sources, storm drains, and other unidentifiable sources. Photographic and thermal infrared data were recorded during the day and thermal infrared data were recorded at night using sensors mounted in high performance reconnaissance aircraft. No ground truth was collected. All observed discharges were compared to known municipal and industrial wastewater discharges to identify locations of potential sources that had not filed for waste discharge permits. In addition, the relative magnitude, color, dispersion behavior and, in some cases, relative levels of concentrations of the detected discharges and resulting plumes were documented.