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.

This datatable is part of the Aerial Photographs of the KBS LTER and Environs dataset. 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.

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Experiment: Research Context
Data available from: April 1991 to August 2012
Dataset: KBS041
Datatable ID: KBS041-001.23
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Last Updated 2015-11-23
Variate Description Units
date date the picture was taken
name short description of the area covered in the picture
scale approximate scale of the image
photo id photo identifier on the photo contact prints
photo type type of image
orthorectified has this photo been orthorectified?
overlap percent overlap between pictures on the same flight
mosaic is this airphoto a mosaic?
film or digital photographed with a film or digital aerial camera?
web mapping service is this airphoto available as a web mapping service (WMS)?
comments Notes

Data Excerpt

date name scale photo_id photo_type orthorectified overlap mosaic film_or_digital web_mapping_service comments
2015-07-15 Marshall Farm area 0.15meter pixel color infrared & true color yes
2015-07-15 Lux Arbor Reserve 0.15meter pixel color infrared & true color yes
2015-07-15 KBS 0.15meter pixel color infrared & true color yes
2014-08-09 Marshall Farm area 0.15meter pixel color infrared & true color yes yes digital yes 4-band imagery: red, green, blue, infrared
2014-07-22 KBS 0.15meter pixel color infrared & true color yes yes digital yes 4-band imagery: red, green, blue, infrared
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