Accession Number : AD0739553

Title :   A Study of Environmental Monitoring and Information Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 70-Sep 71,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY INST OF URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Gardner, James S.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 313

Abstract : Environmental information has a variety of uses. The report emphasizes one such use: the monitoring and periodic description of environmental quality. Operational and planned schemes for environmental monitoring are briefly reviewed. The status of remote sensing or data collection is discussed in relation to pertinent environmental elements and variables. The attributes or variables by which the physical environment may be described are outlined along with a measure of human activities, land use. On the basis of the review, the organizational structure of an environmental information system is outlined and discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *ENVIRONMENTS, MONITORS, DETECTORS, ATMOSPHERES, GEOLOGY, SOILS, TERRAIN.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE