Evaluation of Remote Sensing Techniques Applied to Water Resources Problems of New Mexico
Remote sensing techniques are reviewed in terms of their application to hydrologic problems in New Mexico and the arid southwest. The evaluation includes aerial cameras, thermal infrared scanners, active and passive microwave scanners, and multispectral scanners. A report on the needs for improved hydrologic data in New Mexico served as the basis for matching proven and potential remote sensing capabilities in such areas as water quality monitoring, water conservation and preservation, water transportation and distribution, and others. Included in the discussion is an assessment of hydrologic model development and remote sensing. Results of the study indicate a number of application areas that could be addressed, now, using proven remote sensing techniques. Others could be developed through the creation of better models. The report contains a list of specific modeling ideas and recommendations for further research into these areas.
Project No. 3109-204