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Energy and remote sensing applicationsThe nature of the U.S. energy problem is examined. Based upon the best available estimates, it appears that demand for OPEC oil will exceed OPEC productive capacity in the early to mid-eighties. The upward pressure on world oil prices resulting from this supply/demand gap could have serious international consequences, both financial and in terms of foreign policy implementation. National Energy Plan objectives in response to this situation are discussed. Major strategies for achieving these objectives include a conversion of industry and utilities from oil and gas to coal and other abundant fuels. Remote sensing from aircraft and spacecraft could make significant contributions to the solution of energy problems in a number of ways, related to exploration of energy-related resources, the efficiency and safety of exploitation procedures, power plant siting, environmental monitoring and assessment, and the transportation infrastructure.
Document ID
19790038503
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Summers, R. A. (U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C., United States)
Smith, W. L. (Spectral Data Corp. Arlington, Va., United States)
Short, N. M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
In: International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment(Manila)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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