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Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records, 1970-1983

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory.
Title
Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records
Dates
1970-1983 (inclusive)
1973-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
5.5 cubic feet, including 200 photographs, (6 boxes, including 1 roll storage container)
Collection Number
RG 218
Summary
The Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory (ERSAL) Records document the projects undertaken by the Laboratory to forward the application of remote sensing technology to a variety of natural resource and environmental problems. ERSAL was established at Oregon State University in 1972 with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

Preliminary container list available online.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Environmental Remote Sensing Applications laboratory (ERSAL) was established in 1972 with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The initial purpose of the Laboratory was to engage in pilot projects and research to forward the application of remote sensing technology. The ERSAL staff collaborated with state and county governments, municipalities, and federal agencies in Oregon on a variety of resource and human environment problems, with a strong emphasis on land use planning. The Laboratory was initially under the oversight of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and became a unit of the College of Forestry in 1988. C.E. Poulton was the first Director, from 1972 until 1974; Barry J. Schrump became Director in 1974, a position he held until 1988.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records consist primarily of Research Projects Case Files. These files include correspondence, reports, excerpts from staff meeting minutes, research notes, and photographs. The case files document projects with a variety of organizations and agencies, primarily in Oregon, pertaining to land use planning, watersheds and wetlands, field burning, forests, and wildlife habitat.

The Records also include a report of the first year of activities for the Laboratory (1972-1973), several issues of the ERSAL Newsletter for 1973-1974, and Oregon Landsat Mosaics for 1978-1980. The mosaics depict land cover and some land use, including forest harvest patters, agricultural developments, reservoirs, and fire scars.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records (RG 218), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top