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Application of ERTS-1 Imagery to Flood Inundation MappingGround data and a variety of low-altitude multispectral imagery were acquired for the East Nishnabotna River on September 14 and 15. This successful effort concluded that a near-visible infrared sensor could map inundated areas in late summer for at least three days after flood recession. ERTS-1 multispectral scanner subsystem (MSS) imagery of the area was obtained on September 18 and 19. Analysis of MSS imagery by IGSRSL, USGS, and NASA reinforced the conclusions of the low-altitude study while increasing the time period critical for imagery acquisition to at least 7 days following flood recession. The capability of satellite imagery to map late summer flooding at a scale of 1:250,000 is exhibited by the agreement of interpreted flood boundaries obtained from ERTS-1 imagery to boundaries mapped by low-altitude imagery and ground methods.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hallberg, G. R.
(Iowa Geol. Surv. Iowa City, United States)
Hoyer, B. E.
(Iowa Geol. Surv. Iowa City, United States)
Rango, A.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Symp. on Significant Results obtained from the ERTS-1, Vol. 2
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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