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The use of remote sensing imagery for environmental land use and flood hazard mappingFlood hazard maps have been constructed for Graham, Yuma, and Yavapai Counties in Arizona using remote sensing techniques. Watershed maps of priority areas were selected on the basis of their interest to the county planning staff and represented areas of imminent or ongoing development and those known to be subject to inundation by storm runoff. Landsat color infrared imagery at scales of 1:1,000,000, 1:500,000, and 1:250,000 was used together with high-altitude aerial photography at scales of 1:120,000 and 1:60,000 to determine drainage patterns and erosional features, soil type, and the extent and type of ground cover. The satellite imagery was used in the form of 70 mm chips for enhancement in a color additive viewer and in all available enlargement modes. Field checking served as the main backup to the interpretations. Areas with high susceptibility to flooding were determined with a high level of confidence from the remotely sensed imagery.
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Mouat, D. A.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Miller, D. A.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Foster, K. E.
(Arizona, University Tucson, Ariz., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume: 19
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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