Accession Number : ADP002010

Title :   Remote Sensing of Wind Erosion in Croplands,

Corporate Author : WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DEPT OF AGRICULTURE SOUTH PERTH DIV OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Carter,D. J. ; Houghton,H. J.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Wind erosion has caused considerable damage to the wheat growing areas in Western Australia over the last two years. To assess this damage and to create a data base for future events, Landsat data was used. The Landsat data was found to be accurate for assessing sandblast areas, when there was good backup of aerial and ground information. This was only required for the initial training site identification. The use of Landsat data was found to save both time and money when compared to conventional mapping procedures. It was also sufficiently accurate in a precision processed form to allow for other data sets to be integrated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Soil erosion, Farms, Wind, Australia, Aerial photography, Scientific satellites

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE