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SO2 damage to forests recorded by ERTS-1Sulfur dioxide fumes have been affecting the forests around Wawa, Ontario, which have been under surveillance for a number of years and were recently covered by ultra-small-scale (1:160,000) air photography for damage-assessment purposes. Image interpretation supported by electronic color enhancement was used to delineate on ERTS imagery three damage zones (total-kill, heavy-kill and medium-damage zones). The zones delineated on ERTS imagery are similar to the results of aerial sketch-mapping and air photo interpretation. Band 5 provided the greatest detail for assessing the damage to the forests, followed in successive order by bands 4, 6 and 7. Comparison with ERTS images obtained in the winter showed that even though the total-kill could be separated from heavy-kill damage zones, total-kill could not be consistently separated from clear-cut logging, burned areas, frozen lakes and bogs.
Document ID
19740022603
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Murtha, P. A.
(Forest Management Inst. Ottawa Ontario, Canada)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d ERTS-1 Symp., Vol. 1, Sect. A
Subject Category
Geophysics
Report/Patent Number
PAPER-A9
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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