Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology

First Advisor

Dr. Jeffrey Peake


Remote-sensing techniques were utilized to investigate selected wetland environments in the Nebraska Sandhills. The intent was to determine which remote-sensing technique might prove most effective in delineating three general classes of wetlands, i.e., open water, marsh, and subirrigated meadow. Two specific techniques were utilized in the research, namely the computer classification of Landsat digital data derived from computer compatible tapes and the video-digitization and classification of color-infrared aerial photography. As a result of comparative analysis of both systems, it was felt that the use of Landsat digital data is the optimum mechanism for classifying and mapping for three general wetland classes. It was found that both systems were useful but with the Landsat system all three classes were more easily separated.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography and Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1984 Jeffrey S. Linden.

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