A Remote Sensing and Gis Method for Detecting Land Surface Areas Covered by Copper Mill Tailings

  • Russell Schimmer
  • Published 2008

Abstract

This paper describes an empirically derived, remote sensing-GIS method for positively identifying and distinguishing the locations of active copper mill tailings impoundments in Arizona with a high standard of accuracy. It accomplished this by the development of a remote sensing index, which identifies the mill tailings based on three characteristics— the… (More)

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