Accession Number : ADA166334


Title :   Potential of Remote Sensing in the Corps of Engineers Dredging Program.


Descriptive Note : Special rept.,


Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH


Personal Author(s) : McKim,Harlan L ; Klemas,Vytautas ; Gatto,Lawrence W ; Merry,Carolyn J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA166334


Report Date : Nov 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The potential of remote sensing in the Corps of Engineers Dredging Program for providing data on channel surveys, sediment drift and dispersion during dredging, water quality and suspended sediment concentrations, and selection of disposal sites and monitoring environmental effects at disposal sites was reviewed. The recommended remote sensor combination for recording dredging and environmental changes was a small, single-engine aircraft equipped with at least two 70-mm or 35-mm cameras. The first camera should be loaded with color film and the second camera with color infrared film for vegetation or land use mapping, or panchromatic film with special filters for water studies. For bathymetric mapping, the cameras will have to be supplemented by airborne impulse radar or laser profilers, and possibly sonar depth finders. A combination of small aircraft and boats is optimum for mapping currents and observing plume dynamics. Additional research is required to study the use of multispectral scanners for bathymetric mapping of large coastal areas, for mapping sediment transport in shallow waters, for mapping concentrations of suspended matter or organic or inorganic origin, and for detecting vegetative stress and soil properties. Along with the acquisition of the multispectral data, ground truth needs to be taken to verify the interpretation of the data. Long-range plans, on the order of 30 to 50 years, are necessary for managing the disposal of dredged material. Keywords: Aerial photography; Army Corps of engineers; Dredged materials; Dredging; Remote sensing.


Descriptors :   *REMOTE DETECTORS , *RECORDING SYSTEMS , *DREDGED MATERIALS , *DREDGING , *HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING , COASTAL REGIONS , MONITORING , AIRBORNE , SITES , RADAR , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , BATHYMETRY , SEDIMENT TRANSPORT , SOILS , DRIFT , PULSES , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , MAPPING , FILTERS , PLUMES , DEPTH FINDERS , DISPOSAL , VEGETATION , WATER QUALITY , LAND USE , SONAR , CURRENTS , MULTISPECTRAL , SURFACE TRUTH , AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY , SCANNERS


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


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