KBS041:Aerial Photographs of the KBS LTER and Environs

Aerial photography is considered an important management tool in agriculture. Aerial photography allows researchers to detect spatial variability and understand the causes of the variability such as planter skips, drought stress, weeds and water erosion. In agricultural research it allows researchers to differentiate healthy vegetation from unhealthy and access plant biomass and moisture levels. The photographs are also useful to document trends and changes in the landscape.


KBS041-001 Annual Color Infrared/True Color Aerial Photographs
From 1993 until the present, the KBS LTER has been supporting yearly acquisition of color infrared aerial photography and some true color air photos. Annual flight dates coincide with near vegetative peak biomass of the annual LTER main site crop. From 1993-1997 KBS (including the LTER), Lux Arbor Reserve and the Kellogg Forest were each photographed at 1:36,000. From 1997 onward the LTER was also photographed at 1:6000 with 80% photo overlap. More recently, 4-band digital photographs have been taken of the KBS property, Lux Arbor Reserve, and the Marshall Farms. KBS airphotos are available through a Web Mapping Service (WMS) and direct download as compressed JPEG2000 format at a near-lossless target compression ratio of 10:1 from . Full resolution are available upon request. View and download airphotos.
KBS041-002 Airphoto Mission Summaries
Summarizes information of all KBS air photo missions.


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