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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Remote Sensing for Improved Water Quality Estimators: a Joint Project Between the Flint River Water Policy Center and the ARS Southeast Watershed Research Lab.

Authors
item Sullivan, Dana
item Bosch, David
item Strickland, Timothy
item Rickman, D - NASA
item Masters, M - FLINT RIVER WATER PLANNIN

Submitted to: Water Talk
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2005
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Citation: Sullivan, D.G., Bosch, D.D., Strickland, T.C., Rickman, D., Masters, M. 2005. Remote Sensing for Improved Water Quality Estimators: A Joint Project Between the Flint River Water Policy Center and the ARS Southeast Watershed Research Lab. Water Talk.

Interpretive Summary: A collaborative relationship between Agricultural Research Service (ARS), NASA, and the Flint River Water Planning and Policy Center has been established to evaluate the impact of conservation practices within the southern Coastal Plain. A major goal of this study is to evaluate satellite and aircraft derived land use maps as input for watershed scale models. The study will take place in the Little River Experimental Watershed (LREW) in south-central Georgia (http://www.tifton.uga.edu/sewrl/). The LREW covers 334 km2 and is subdivided with stream gage and precipitation stations at each of seven sub-watersheds ranging in size from 3 ' 155 km2. Intensive agricultural production near-year round necessitates more frequent land use assessments. Monthly land use surveys in three sub-watersheds will be used to provide additional ground cover information and assess the accuracy of satellite and aircraft derived land use maps.

Technical Abstract: A collaborative relationship between Agricultural Research Service (ARS), NASA, and the Flint River Water Planning and Policy Center has been established to evaluate the impact of conservation practices within the southern Coastal Plain. A major goal of this study is to evaluate satellite and aircraft derived land use maps as input for watershed scale models. The study will take place in the Little River Experimental Watershed (LREW) in south-central Georgia (http://www.tifton.uga.edu/sewrl/). The LREW covers 334 km2 and is subdivided with stream gage and precipitation stations at each of seven sub-watersheds ranging in size from 3 ' 155 km2. Intensive agricultural production near-year round necessitates more frequent land use assessments. Monthly land use surveys in three sub-watersheds will be used to provide additional ground cover information and assess the accuracy of satellite and aircraft derived land use maps.

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