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  1. Vol. 37 No. 1, p. 88-93
     
    Received: May 26, 1972
    Published: Jan, 1973


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1973.03615995003700010029x

Application of Multispectral Remote Sensing to Soil Survey Research in Southeastern Pennsylvania1

  1. H. L. Mathews,
  2. R. L. Cunningham,
  3. J. E. Cipra and
  4. T. R. West2

Abstract

Abstract

Computer analyses of multispectral imagery collected from aircraft shows promise for reducing preparation time and increasing the accuracy of soil survey maps. The study area in southeastern Pennsylvania included soils formed from limestone, shale, sandstone, alluvium, and local colluvium. Four study sites ranging in size from 8.5 to 30 ha were selected from a 72 km flightline. Surface reflectance properties of nonvegetated fields were classified using pattern recognition techniques. Computer printout maps showing areal distribution of soil spectral classes were compared with field conditions. Limestone, shale, sandstone, and local colluvial soils were separated with a high degree of accuracy. Erosion classes separated by spectral maps were comparable in location and extent to field observations. The feasibility of preparing computer display maps for potential use as soil mapping aids was demonstrated.

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