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Mapping and measuring land-cover characteristics of New River Basin, Tennessee, using Landsat digital tapes

Water-Resources Investigations Report 76-106

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Abstract

Land-cover information is needed to select subbasins within the New River basin, Tennessee, for the study of hydrologic processes and is also needed to transfer study results to other sites affected by coal mining. This study demonstrates that digital processing of Landsat tapes can produce maps and tables of the areal extent of selected land-cover categories. The relative area of each category within the basin is agriculture, 5 percent; evergreens, 7 percent; bare earth, 6 percent; three categories of hardwoods, 81 percent; and water, rock, and uncategorized areas, each less than 1 percent. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mapping and measuring land-cover characteristics of New River Basin, Tennessee, using Landsat digital tapes
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
76-106
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1976
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iv, 14 p. :1 col. ill., 3 col. maps ;27 cm.