Accession Number : AD0719761

Title :   Evaluation of Remote Sensor Images, Asheville Basin Area, North Carolina,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Lyman O.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : Isopleth mapping, computation of Pierson's Correlation Coefficient, and multiple linear regression analysis have been employed to analyze the system: water-vegetation-soil-rock-topography in a 50 mile long, 12 mile wide area centered on Asheville, North Carolina. Comparison of data suggests that analysis of the 100 random samples give results which are comparible to isopleth mapping of 196 sample sites for variables which have relative abundance and which have relatively contrasting properties of weathering, erodability and water retention. These variables are clay and silt in soils, quarts in soils, potassium feldspar in soils and bedrock, garnet in soils, biotite in both soils and bedrock, and muscovite in bedrock, and they appear to be dependent on a unique combination of independent variables. Accordingly it appears that lowlands (Case A) will be more likely to have clay rich soils, with relatively longer channel lengths per square mile, and to have soils which have low color values and relatively more soil moisture. The subsurface is likely to have abundant muscovite or biotite in both soils and bedrock, and garnet will be associated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR IMAGES, PHOTOINTERPRETATION), (*MAPPING, INFRARED SCANNING), (*NATURAL RESOURCES, *NORTH CAROLINA), HYDROLOGY, PLANTS(BOTANY), SOILS, ROCK, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CLAY, COLORS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE