Accession Number : AD0697466

Title :   COLOR FOR CONIFEROUS FOREST SPECIES,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Parry,J. T. ; Cowan,W. R. ; Heginbottom,J. A.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Considerable interest has been aroused in aerial color photography in recent years, and in this study panchromatic and color photos at a scale of 1:5,000 were compared with regard to their relative value in the identification of coniferous tree species. It was concluded that in using color photos the interpreter can benefit from more varied stimuli in the interpretation process, a natural color appearance which can provide specific color signatures for many species, a greater amount of information on the canopy texture in general, and the morphological characteristics of the tree crown in particular. Not only is the total amount of information greater on the color photo, it is also better differentiated and therefore more easily interpreted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOGRAMMETRY, FORESTRY), (*TREES, IDENTIFICATION), AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY, CLASSIFICATION, PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, ANOMALIES, PHOTOINTERPRETATION, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), PHOTOGRAPHY, COLORS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE