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Norfolk and environs: A land use perspective

Final Report Volume 2, Part A

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Abstract

The Norfolk-Portsmouth Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) in southeastern Virginia was the site of intensive testing of a number of land resources assessment methods, built around the availability of remotely sensed data from the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-I), later renamed LANDSAT I. The Norfolk tests were part of a larger experiment known as the Central Atlantic Regional Ecological Test Site (CARETS), designed to test the extent to which LANDSAT and associated high-altitude aircraft data could be used as cost-effective inputs to a regional land use information system. The Norfolk SMSA contains a variety of land uses typical of the urbanized eastern seaboard, along with typical associated problems: rapid urbanization; heavy recreational, commercial, and residential demands on fragile beaches and coastal marsh environments; industrial, transportation, and governmental land and water uses impacting on residential and agricultural areas; drainage and land stability difficulties affecting construction and other uses; and increasing difficulties in maintaining satisfactory air and water quality.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Norfolk and environs: A land use perspective
Series title:
Final Report
Series number:
Volume 2, Part A
Year Published:
1975
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geography Program
Description:
viiii, 348 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Delaware;Maryl;New Jersey;North Carolina;Pennsylvania;Virginia
City:
Norfolk;Portsmouth;Washington D.C.