Airphoto Mission Summaries — Research Context
Summarizes information of all KBS air photo missions.
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.
|Data available from:||January 1938 to January 2012|
|date||date the images were taken|
|title||informational name of the photo mission|
|scale||scale or reolution of the image|
|photo type||type of imagery|
|film or digital||was photo taken with film or digital camera?|
|geographic extent||description of the image area|
|comments||specific information about data row|
|20 March 1997||1997 High- Resolution Black & White||1:7,920||black and white||film||KBS & east to 45th Street, Lux Arbor Reserve & Kellogg Forest|
|1938, 1955, 1961 & 1967||Historic Photos; 4-Township Mosaics||1:20,000||black and white||film||KBS, Lux Arbor, Kellogg Forest and Surrounding Areas|
|Apr-79||1979 KBS Base Map Series||1:2,400 & 1:4,800||black and white||film||KBS - Ross Township, Sections 4-9, 21,22,27 and 28|
|1993-present||KBS Annual Color Infrared||1:7,200 & 1:36,000||color infrared and true color||film and digital||KBS, Lux Arbor, Kellogg Forest, Marshall Farm||KBS LTER main site is photographed every year in color infrared. Some of the areas listed in geographic extent are sampled occasionally and true color has not been taken every year. See http://lter.kbs.msu.edu/datatables/86 for more information on this multi-year mission.|