ERIC Number: ED157688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Application of LANDSAT to the Surveillance of Lake Eutrophication in the Great Lakes Basin. Final Report.
Rogers, Robert H.
This document reviews the process by which the cost benefits of using LANDSAT on an operational basis in the surveillance of lake eutrophication was established. The program identified the information needs of users conducting on-going water quality programs, transformed these needs into remote sensing requirements, produced LANDSAT maps and data graphics responsive to the requirements, and compared the information and cost achieved by LANDSAT with those obtained from other data sources. The study was used to support the EPA's study of lake eutrophication in Saginaw Bay, Michigan and the State of Wisconsin's lake and watershed studies. The significant results of the program included the demonstration of cost-effective systems for monitoring: (1) trophic state of areas/scenes containing 200 or more lakes of 50 acres or larger; (2) trophic state of the Great Lakes; and (3) watershed land use required to predict pollutants in runoff. (Author/MA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD. Goddard Space Flight Center.
Authoring Institution: Bendix Corp., Ann Arbor, MI.