Remote Sensing of Mississippi River Characteristics

by James F. Ruff, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Civ. Engrg., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.,
Dennis E. Dorratcague, (M.ASCE), Engr.; CH2M Hill, Redding, Calif.; formerly, Grad. Research Asst., Civ. Engrg., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.,
Daryl B. Simons, (F.ASCE), Assoc. Dean of Research; Civ. Engrg., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.,
Brien R. Winkley, (A.M.ASCE), Chf.; Potamology Sect., Corps of Engrs., Vicksburg Dist., Vicksburg, Miss.,
Morris M. Skinner, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Civ. Engrg., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 189-202


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, initiated a data collection program to develop a workable knowledge of the principles relating to the transport of water and sediment to gain a better understanding of the Mississippi River characteristics. Aerial photographs and thermal infrared imagery were collected over two test reaches at low and high water stages. Qualitative interpretation of the data relates to the river characteristics such as flow patterns, relative velocities, sediment concentration distribution, water-depth effects, and effects of man-made structures. Ground truth information is correlated with the remotely sensed data.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Remote sensing | Velocity distribution | Hydrologic data | Sediment transport | Transportation engineering | Water supply systems | Data collection | Mississippi River

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