Accession Number : AD0684146

Title :   AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SHALLOW WATER STUDIES ON THE WEST EDGE OF THE BAHAMA BANKS,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE EXPERIMENTAL ASTRONOMY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Conrod,A. ; Kelly,M. ; Boersma,A.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Experiments in ecological surveying and shallow water reconnaissance by aerial photography are reported. The Bimini-Cat Cay area is described in terms of its large-scale features, and the results of site surveys vs. aerial photographic interpretation are discussed. The generalized problem of depth penetration is presented, as are methods of photographic image enhancement for improved depth penetration and bottom detail discrimination. Photographic and thermal infrared imagery of Biscayne Bay is presented, though with limited discussion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHALLOW WATER, *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY), SHALLOW WATER, MARINE BIOLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, ECOLOGY, PENETRATION, OCEAN BOTTOM, DETECTION, SEDIMENTATION, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, SITE SELECTION, BAHAMA ISLANDS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE