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Title: Integration of Landsat land cover data into the Saginaw River Basin geographic information system for hydrologic modeling
Authors: Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District.
McKim, H. L. (Harlan L.)
Ungar, S. G.
Merry, C. J.
Gauthier, J. F.
Keywords: Geographic information systems
Remote detectors
Hydrologic models
Remote sensing
Land use
Landsat-2 satellite
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 84-1.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A May 1977 Landsat-2 scene that covered approximately 85% of the Saginaw River Basin was classified into five land cover categories (urban, agriculture, forest, freshwater wetlands and open water) using a closest centroid classifier. The Landsat digital data were geometrically corrected to conform to a UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) grid before classification. The 1.1-acre Landsat land cover classification data base was converted to 40-acre grid cells (six-by-six blocks of Landsat pixels) using an aggregation scheme and was integrated into the Detroit District's existing grid cell data base. A regression relationship between unit hydrograph parameters and the Landsat land cover classification was developed. The results indicated that the Landsat-2 land cover, data were suitable for the Corps of Engineers hydrologic model.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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