Nashville Landsat Land Use/Land Cover Classification from the 1995 Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) Nashville/Middle Tennessee Ozone Study Data Base
Entry ID: SOS_E3

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Summary
Abstract: E3 - Nashville Landsat Land Use/Land Cover Classification

The Southern Oxidants Study (SOS) conducted a major field research
campaign in Nashville/Middle Tennessee area in June and July 1994 and
1995. The goal of this study was to improve scientific understanding
of the processes that control the production and distribution of ozone
in the troposphere.

Landsat Thematic mapper (TM) data (acquired in May 1994) and aerial
photographs were used to develop a classified image representing 13
land use/land cover categories for most of the Nashville/Middle
Tennessee study area. The 13 categories are: conifer,
hardwood, mixed-hardwood, low-density vegetation, agriculture, bare
soil, disturbed land, grass, clear cut, high-density developed,
medium-density developed, low-density developed, and water. The
classified image was gridded to a 1 square kilometer scale using
ARC/Info GIS. Total hectares and fractions of each land use/land
cover category were calculated for each grid cell and county-level
information (land use/land cover hectares and fractions) was summarized.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was the coordinator for the 1995
Southern Oxidants Study Nashville/Middle Tennessee Ozone Study. See:
"http://www.tva.gov/home.htm"

For more information on the Southern Oxidants Study see:

"http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/CIL/southern_oxidants/index.html"

Geographic Coverage
 N: 37.0 S: 35.0  E: -84.0  W: -90.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-05-01
Stop Date: 1994-05-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-4    [Information]
LANDSAT-5    [Information]
WP-3D ORION >Lockheed WP-3D Orion    [Information]


Instrument
TM >Thematic Mapper    [Information]


Project
SOS >Southern Oxidants Study    [Information]


Keywords
ARCINFO
CLASSIFIED IMAGE
GIS
SOS
SOUTHERN OXIDANTS STUDY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NCSU


Data Center
Southern Oxidants Study Strategic Alliance    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/CIL/southern_oxidants/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: CARI FURINESS
Phone: 919-515-4653
Fax: 919-515-1700
Email: cari_furiness at ncsu.edu
Contact Address:
North Carolina State University
1307 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 157
City: Raleigh
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27605
Country: USA


Personnel
CARI FURINESS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 919-515-4653
Fax: 919-515-1700
Email: cari_furiness at ncsu.edu
Contact Address:
North Carolina State University
1307 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 157
City: Raleigh
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27605
Country: USA


GENE R. MAJOR
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov


Publications/References
Tennessee Valley Authority. 1996. 1995 Nashville/Middle Tennessee Ozone
Study Data Base Description Document, Tenneessee Valley Authority,
Environmental Research Center.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-14

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