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The use of historical imagery in the remediation of an urban hazardous waste site

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DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2049254

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Abstract

The information derived from the interpretation of historical aerial photographs is perhaps the most basic multitemporal application of remote-sensing data. Aerial photographs dating back to the early 20th century can be extremely valuable sources of historical landscape activity. In this application, imagery from 1918 to 1927 provided a wealth of information about chemical weapons testing, storage, handling, and disposal of these hazardous materials. When analyzed by a trained photo-analyst, the 1918 aerial photographs resulted in 42 features of potential interest. When compared with current remedial activities and known areas of contamination, 33 of 42 or 78.5% of the features were spatially correlated with areas of known contamination or other remedial hazardous waste cleanup activity. ?? 2010 IEEE.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
The use of historical imagery in the remediation of an urban hazardous waste site
DOI:
10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2049254
Volume
4
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
First page:
281
Last page:
291
Number of Pages:
11