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Shore zone land use and land cover: Central Atlantic Regional Ecological Test Site

Natural Resources Report 8

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Abstract

Anderson's 1972 United States Geological Survey classification in modified form was applied to the barrier-island coastline within the CARETS region. High-altitude, color-infrared photography of December, 1972, and January, 1973, served as the primary data base in this study. The CARETS shore zone studied was divided into six distinct geographical regions; area percentages for each class in the modified Anderson classification are presented. Similarities and differences between regions are discussed within the framework of man's modification of these landscapes. The results of this study are presented as a series of 19 maps of land-use categories. Recommendations are made for a remote-sensing system for monitoring the CARETS shore zone within the context of the dynamics of the landscapes studied.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Shore zone land use and land cover: Central Atlantic Regional Ecological Test Site
Series title:
Natural Resources Report
Series number:
8
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Park Service; U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
v, 50 p.; maps; 28 cm.
Country:
United States