An Update to CoastWatch—NOAA's New Capability for the Coastal Ocean
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) CoastWatch project was initiated in August 1988 in response to a red tide event off the North Carolina coast....

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...

Resilience of Seacoast Bluestem Barrier Island Communities
Natural disturbance is an important force in population and community dynamics and barrier islands are paradigms of disturbance dominated ecosystems. They are formed, shaped, and moved...

Observation of Suspended Sediments in Mobile Bay, Alabama from Satellite
As part of a comprehensive geologic study of coastal Alabama and Mississippi, the U.S. Geological Survey is investigating coastal sediment transport in Mobile Bay and the adjacent shelf....

Fine Grain Sediment Transport and Deposition in the Atchafalaya and Chenier Plain Sedimentary System
The most extensive land loss and land accretion processes in the U.S. are occuring in the Mississippi River Delta Plain. Some 40 square miles of valuable marshlands are lost annually....

Accurate Shoreline Mapping: Past, Present, and Future
Mapping historical shoreline changes and predicting future shoreline positions requires both accurate and precise analyses of time-dependent fluctuations in water levels and sediment volumes...

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....

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...

Coastal Impacts of Hurricane Hugo
During the early morning hours of 22 September 1989, Hurricane Hugo made landfall on the South Carolina Coast. Hugo was a Category 4 hurricane at time of landfall with estimated maximum...

Satellite Imagery Refines PMF Determination
This paper focuses on electromagnetic energy sensors, and describes how they are being used to determine the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) for a drainage basin in Michigan. Remote sensing...

Automated Analysis of Pavement Distress Data
A system model that can be used for the analysis of pavement distress data collected by various visual devices (e.g. photographic film) is presented. The models operate at two levels:...

Contributions of Satellite Imagery to Water Resource Evaluations
Satellite images may also facilitate the development and maintenance of regional Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by providing both a source of base map creation and update, as well...

Remote Sensing of Rainfall with NEXRAD
In utilizing the Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) for remote sensing of rainfall, three stages of precipitation processing have been developed by the National Weather Service's...

Channel-changing Processes on the Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona, 1936-86
Lateral channel change on the mainly ephemeral Santa Cruz River, Pima County, Arizona, causes damage and has spawned costly efforts to control bank erosion. Aerial photographs, historical...

Beach Evolution in Sulphur Island
Seasonal variation of shore area of Sulphur Island is studied by analyzing aerial photographs of the island taken seasonally for the past two years. Analysis reveals that shore area in...

Distribution and Abundance of Oyster Reefs in South Bay, Texas

Development of a Model Shoreline Management Atlas for Local Government: The Palm Beach County Example

Monitoring of the Coastal Environments by Means of a Remote Controlled Balloon-Borne Camera (LAP-Technique)

San Francisco Bay Tidal Marshland Acreages: Recent and Historic Values

Preliminary Analysis of Multispectral Electronic Self-Scanning Radiometer Imagery from the Marine Observation Satellite

 

 

 

 

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