ERIC Number: ED127149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Practical Applications of Space Systems, Supporting Paper 4: Agriculture, Forest, and Range.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
This report summarizes the findings of one of fourteen panels that studied the progress of space science applications and defined user needs potentially capable of being met by space-system applications. The study was requested by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and was conducted by the Space Applications Board. The panels comprised user specialists drawn from federal, state, and local governments and from business and industry. In this report, the Panel on Agriculture, Forest, and Range discusses a conceptual plan for a satellite remote-sensing global information system. It is envisioned that this system will have the capability to provide timely and pertinent data to any user, anywhere in the world, who has need of information about present and potential agricultural lands, cultivated crops, forests, and rangelands. Particular attention is given to the type of valuable information about vegetative, land, and water resources that can be derived from this system on a local to a global scale. (MH)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Agriculture, Communications Satellites, Forestry, Research, Science Education, Space Sciences, Technology
Space Applications Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
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