6 November 1981 Landsat Observations Of Mount St. Helens
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Proceedings Volume 0278, Electro-Optical Instrumentation for Resources Evaluation; (1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931923
Event: 1981 Technical Symposium East, 1981, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
The eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, and subsequent destruction of ap-proximately 593 square kilometers (229 square miles) of vegetation, clearly provided a unique opportunity for earth-oriented satellite remote sensing systems. Landsat, a relatively high resolution Multispectral Scanner (MSS) system, imaged Mount St. Helens both before and after its major eruption. Digital data have been used to create a damage assessment map and a change detection image. Several classes of timber damage and land cover modification have been developed. Acreages for each class have been tabulated.
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Charles G. Bohn, Belden G. Bly, "Landsat Observations Of Mount St. Helens", Proc. SPIE 0278, Electro-Optical Instrumentation for Resources Evaluation, (6 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931923; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931923
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Earth observing sensors

Landsat

Vegetation

Satellites

Optical instrument design

Electro optics

Clouds

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