Accession Number : ADA294423

Title :   Description of Sampling Programme for Part of Fort Benning.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 2, Oct 94-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : READING UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Oliver, Margaret A. ; Webster, Richard

PDF Url : ADA294423

Report Date : 19 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This report describes the site to be studied, i.e. Fort Benning, from the SPOT image. This area is used for heavy artillery, tank and parachute training. Environmental protection is important and the sampling will aim to monitor the condition of this area. Our first task will be to design a scheme using only information from the pattern in the image for a 3m x 3m area; and for two smaller areas within this: an area with the Red Cockaded Woodpecker and one cleared for parachute training that is eroding heavily. The spatial scale and structure of the variation will be determined using the variogram, and the latter will be used in kriging the vegetation to produce a map. In addition we shall examine the effect of different spatial scales on the variogram and the consequences for sampling.

Descriptors :   *SAMPLING, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, TRAINING, VARIATIONS, SCALE, IMAGES, PATTERNS, PARACHUTES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, VEGETATION, ARTILLERY.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE