Accession Number : ADP002017

Title :   Remote Sensing Analysis of Flooding and Salinity Problems in the NW Area of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina,


Personal Author(s) : Dominquez,O. ; Carballo,S.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Many countries suffer great inundations that generally and periodically overwhelm regions of great productivity. Governments are trying to study these inundations to become familiar with the origin, surface, velocity, depth, and the time of permanence of the waters. They are also trying to estimate damage, in order to program short and long term measures, to prevent or at least mitigate damage. In this paper it is shown how, with minimum cost, time, and personnel, it was possible to comprehend, map, and measure five inundations that caused great damage to a region of approximately 65,000 sq km of the Argentine Republic. Color composite diapositives (scale 1:1.000.000) and paper enlargements (scale 1:200.000) of bands 5 and 7 were used. The interpretation was realized by two proffessional, in four months of effective work, using a manual technique. Ten maps covering an area of 70.000 sq km were elaborated showing the different percentages of land and flood water. Two maps showing areas with different risk of flooding and maps showing outcropping salinity were made.

Descriptors :   *Flood plains, Rivers, Argentina, Land areas, Aerial photography, Artificial satellites

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE