(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Aerial photosieving of exposed gravel bars for the rapid calibration of airborne grain size maps

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) APEM Ltd, Riverview, Stockport, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper presents a method developed to remove the need for field based calibration data. Called ‘aerial photosieving’, this method consists of using the same very high resolution aerial imagery intended for grain size map production to visually measure particle sizes on-screen in order to provide calibration data. The AA. present a rigorous comparison of field-based photosieving calibration data and aerial photosieving calibration data. Statistical tests are used to demonstrate that aerial photosieving gives similar results when compared with field-based data with only a slight systematic overprediction. The new aerial photosieving method therefore simplifies the overall procedure required for the production of grain size maps and thus improves the cost-effectiveness and potential availability of this new fluvial remote sensing technology


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no6 [pp. 627-639]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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