Investigation of remotely-sensed geobotanical and structural methods for hydrocarbon exploration in west-central West Virginia. Quarterly report, August--October 1995

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Accomplishments are presented for the following tasks: satellite image acquisition and rectification; spectral reflectance measurements; Equitrans storage reservoir data synthesis; and equipment purchase. Under the first task, two USGS EROS Data Center images have been purchased. The new scenes were not cloud-free, but were still very useful. The April 10 image was collected just prior to leaf-out in the spring, and the September 20 image just prior to fall leaf change. This was a bit disappointing, as it was hoped that the fall image might show some early sign of senescence that would be useful for vegetation discrimination. However, unexpectedly, ... continued below

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Accomplishments are presented for the following tasks: satellite image acquisition and rectification; spectral reflectance measurements; Equitrans storage reservoir data synthesis; and equipment purchase. Under the first task, two USGS EROS Data Center images have been purchased. The new scenes were not cloud-free, but were still very useful. The April 10 image was collected just prior to leaf-out in the spring, and the September 20 image just prior to fall leaf change. This was a bit disappointing, as it was hoped that the fall image might show some early sign of senescence that would be useful for vegetation discrimination. However, unexpectedly, there appears to ba spectral anomaly that is found both over the Volcano field and Equitrans Lewis County Storage Reservoir. The anomaly which is not present in the visible bands, is a significant increase in TM band 4 (0.76-0.90 {mu}m, near infrared), and to a lesser extent in TM band 5 (1.55-1.75 {mu}m, min infrared) over the reservoirs. Although it is too early to confirm that this is a geobotanical anomaly, this is a very encouraging sign. Furthermore, it points to the value of a multi-temporal collection of imagery. The Landsat Thematic Mapper overflew West Virginia on October 18 1995. Unfortunately there is apparently some cloud in this image. EOSAT had some problem in recovering this scene, but it has been corrected, and the scene is being purchased. Coincident with October 18 overpass, spectral reflectance data were collected in the field. Spectra were measure of leaves of selected trees. In addition, spectra were collected of spectrally flat objects such as asphalt parking lot and gravel parking lot, for use in normalization of the images.

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  • Other: DE96004469
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/32159--5192
  • Grant Number: FG21-95MC32159
  • DOI: 10.2172/377576 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 377576
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684769

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Investigation of remotely-sensed geobotanical and structural methods for hydrocarbon exploration in west-central West Virginia. Quarterly report, August--October 1995, report, October 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684769/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.