Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300519
Title:
Measuring Snow Cover from ERTS Imagery on the Black River Basin
Author:
Aul, Jerry S.; Ffolliott, Peter F.
Affiliation:
School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Issue Date:
12-Apr-1975
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
The possibility of using imagery from the earth resources technology satellites (ERTS) to monitor changes in areal snow cover in east-central Arizona is examined. Four methods were used in the interpretation of areal snow cover from the ERTS imagery, the densitometer, dot grid, squares grid and projection-planimeter methods providing results of 69, 71, 72 and 74 percent of areal cover respectively. No one method for interpretation of ERTS imagery should be ruled unusable, but any use made of ERTS imagery is dependent upon turn-around time for obtaining the imagery, as snow cover information which cannot be obtained within 24 hours is limited in practical application.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Snowpacks; Snow surveys; Snow management; Arizona; Snow cover; Remote sensing; Aerial reconnaissance; Satellites (artificial); Mapping; Black River Basin (Ariz); Earth resources technology satellites (ERTS)
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleMeasuring Snow Cover from ERTS Imagery on the Black River Basinen_US
dc.contributor.authorAul, Jerry S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1975-04-12-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractThe possibility of using imagery from the earth resources technology satellites (ERTS) to monitor changes in areal snow cover in east-central Arizona is examined. Four methods were used in the interpretation of areal snow cover from the ERTS imagery, the densitometer, dot grid, squares grid and projection-planimeter methods providing results of 69, 71, 72 and 74 percent of areal cover respectively. No one method for interpretation of ERTS imagery should be ruled unusable, but any use made of ERTS imagery is dependent upon turn-around time for obtaining the imagery, as snow cover information which cannot be obtained within 24 hours is limited in practical application.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectSnowpacksen_US
dc.subjectSnow surveysen_US
dc.subjectSnow managementen_US
dc.subjectArizonaen_US
dc.subjectSnow coveren_US
dc.subjectRemote sensingen_US
dc.subjectAerial reconnaissanceen_US
dc.subjectSatellites (artificial)en_US
dc.subjectMappingen_US
dc.subjectBlack River Basin (Ariz)en_US
dc.subjectEarth resources technology satellites (ERTS)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300519-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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