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Application of satellite data to surface mine monitoring in selected counties of South Carolina.

Authors
Bayne JN; Lawrence H
Source
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1979; :1-141
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001509
Abstract
The objective of this investigation was to examine the applicability of landsat digital image processing to surface mine monitoring in South Carolina. Landsat data from computer compatible tapes were used to explore the capability of landsat digital imagery to monitor mining and reclamation activity in several South Carolina mining operations. Differentiation between active-spoil and partially and completely reclaimed areas was successfully demonstrated including small mining operations of less than 30 acres. Supervised sequential discriminant analysis and unsupervised classifications at Stanford University and a parallelepiped classifier at the EROS Data Center were used. A high degree of accuracy was obtained in measuring several mines and mine segments with each system.
Keywords
Mining; Imaging techniques; Surface mining; Surface properties; Monitoring systems; Mining industry; Computer equipment
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
PB80-144629
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
OFR 11-80
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines
State
SC
Performing Organization
Sc Land Resources Cons. Comm
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