Accession Number : ADA017727

Title :   The Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Detection and Identification of Pollutant Discharges.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Link,Lewis E. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 287

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to evaluate by quantitative simulation techniques the capabilities of current photographic remote sensing techniques for detecting and identifying pollutant discharges. The first portion of the report consists of a detailed discussion on the basic principles of remote sensing. The basic theory of electromagnetic radiation, the use of electromagnetic radiation for remote sensing, and the techniques and equipment used to obtain remote imagery are presented. The second portion of the report is a presentation of a mathematical model developed during the conduct of this study. The model provided a general analysis capability that has not existed prior to its development. The final portion of the report concerns the application of the computer model to assess the capabilities of remote sensing techniques for detecting and identifying pollutant discharges.

Descriptors :   *Water pollution, *Monitoring, Remote detectors, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Electromagnetic spectra, Terrain, Aerial photography, Trees, Water quality, Atmospheric motion

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE