Accession Number : AD0748642

Title :   The Deformation Characteristics of Hill Slopes and Channelways in Two Different Environments as Depicted by Remote Sensor Returns.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Poole, Donald H.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Two forms of rapid mass wastage, mud-flow and debris slide, are considered Both forms of movement are studied in their environment of occurrence using a remote sensing approach. The two environments included Wildwood Canyon watershed in California and Davis Creek watershed in Virginia. Data sources include standard black and white aerial photography, Aero Ektachrome, and Aero Ektachrome Infrared (CIR) photography. A comparison of mass wastage phenomena in the two areas reveals many similarities in form and between the physical character of the drainage ways. In Wildwood Canyon maximum deformation was limited to several small tributaries and the main channel. Both channel and widespread slope destruction occur throughout the Davis Creek drainage Basin. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TERRAIN, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, RAINFALL, FLOODS, EROSION, HYDROLOGY, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, CALIFORNIA, VIRGINIA.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE