The Use of Computer Mapping to Establish Historical Erosion Rates and Coastal Cosntruction Setbacks in New Jersey
New Jersey's Rules on Coastal Zone Management define coastal policies which guide public decisions about significant proposed development and management of resources of New Jersey's coastal...

Sonar Mapping of Giant Kelp Density and Distribution
The methods of estimating the density and distribution of giant kelp, Macrocystic pyrifera, and substrate type, using side-scanning and down-looking sonar are described. These techniques...

Quantitative Mapping of Coastal Habitats and Natural Resource Distributions: Application to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island
Effective management of the coastal zone is dependent on the availability of accurate information on the distributions of natural resources in both time and space. However, comprehensive...

Satellite Mapped Imagery for CoastWatch
The goal of CoastWatch, an activity within the new Coastal Ocean Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is to provide data and products for near real-time...

HF Radar Ocean Surface Mapping in Monterey Bay as a Prototype for California Coastal Environmental Monitoring and Governance
A network of coastal HF radars is being established to provide real-time coverage of ocean surface currents, onshore waves, and ultimately wind fields over Monterey Bay. Data products...

A Portable Geographic Information System (GIS) for Coastal Mapping
The combined increases in portable computing power and storage with the availability of new software has enabled the development of a truly portable Geographic Information System (GIS)...

Destruction Caused by Hurricane Hugo: A Timber Resources Damage Assessment in a Coastal Region
Damage assessments of large areas impacted by intense natural storms can be difficult. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the area and amount of damage to pine forests within...

Sediment Yield Location Maps
The West National Technical Center of the Soil Conservation Service is compiling a series of colored sediment yield location maps for the eleven western United States, as well as Alaska...

Mapping Barrier Island Changes in Louisiana: Techniques, Accuracy, and Results
Changes in shoreline position along Louisiana's rapidly changing barrier coastline were compiled using cartographic data sources and aerial photography from 1855 to 1989. An interactive...

Accuracy Standards and Development of a National Shoreline Change Data Base
Data associated with mapping shoreline position provides baseline information used by scientists, managers, and planners for quantitative assessment of historical trends and prediction...

Keys to High-Accuracy Mapping of Shoreline Changes
For many years it has been difficult to overlay maps and aerial photographs with different scales and publication dates using conventional techniques. Large processing errors also made...

Morphodynamics of the Isles Dernieres Barrier Shoreline, Louisiana: 1984–1989
An aerial videotape mapping system was used to monitor spatial and temporal variability of the coastal morphology along the Isles Dernieres barrier shoreline. Between 1984 and 1989, nine...

Recent Evolution and Potential Causal Mechanisms of Cedar Island, Virginia, 1852-1986
Shoreline mapping was used to reconstruct the historical shoreline evolution of Cedar Island, Virginia in an effort to clarify the debate on barrier island response to sea level rise --...

Cavitation Noise Investigation of a Pump-Turbine
The results from cavitation noise detection measurements on a 35 MW pump-turbine are presented. Detailed information about the cavitation noise is determined including three-dimensional...

Data Acquisition for Hydrologic GIS
Various data acquisition options for hydrologic oriented GIS are presented. These options include manual digitizing, commercial digital data, satellite products, and automated scanning....

Low Flow Index and Hydrogeological Characteristics
This work is set within a framework of research on drought phenomena, causes and effects, and the methods to fight the harmful effects of droughts in the agricultural, municipal and industrial...

Digitized Street Maps

Observation and Modeling of Mobile Environment
Perception of the environment in a mobile robot is a difficult task. Other moving objects and various changes in the environment and motion of the robot must be handled together. Control...

Gas System Repair Patterns in San Francisco Resulting from the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
Leak repair calls in San Francisco were tracked immediately following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. This information was subsequently obtained from PG&E and examined for possible...

Major Results of Gravity and Magnetic Studies at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
About 4,000 gravity stations have been obtained at Yucca Mountain and vicinity since the beginning of radioactive-waste studies there in 1978. These data have been integrated with data...

 

 

 

 

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