Accession Number : ADA019959

Title :   Basic Investigations for Remote Sensing of Coastal Areas.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. 15 Jul-15 Oct 75,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Shuchman, R. A. ; Wezernak, C. T. ; Lyzenga, D. R. ; Thomson, F. J.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report is divided into three sections. The first section deals with progress to date in using processing techniques to extract coastal bottom information from passive multispectral scanner (MSS) data. A summary is presented on development of a reflectance model used to obtain information on coastal bottom compositions. The second section deals with the progress in the beach environment task. Preliminary result are reported on development of an algorithm to determine the percentage water by volume. Determination of mineral composition is also discussed. The final section deals with a radar study on the problem of rocky beach recognition. Various existing theories for equating radar backscatter to terrain roughness are explored.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *RADAR MAPPING, SHALLOW WATER, BEACHES, MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SAND, TERRAIN ANALYSIS RADAR, REFLECTANCE, ROCK, BACKSCATTERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE