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Earth observationsThe development of the Earth Resources Technology Satellites for making earth observations from space is discussed. The programmatic elements of the ERTS program are defined. The specific results of the program which are considered are as follows: (1) analysis of snowmelt runoff, (2) analysis of Mississippi River floods of 1973, (3) global ice surveys with an electrically scanning microwave radiometer, (4) the microwave signature of snow fields, (5) analysis of strip mining activities, (6) sea surface studies using microwave techniques during the Bering Sea experiment, (7) cloud types and measurement of rainfall, and (8) performance of various remote sensors.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Significant Accomplishments in Sci. and Technol.
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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