Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records, 1970-1983 PDF
- Oregon State University. Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory.
- Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records
- 1970-1983 (inclusive)19701983
- 5.5 cubic feet, including 200 photographs, (6 boxes, including 1 roll storage container)
- Collection Number
- RG 218
- 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).
- Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Additional Reference Guides
Preliminary container list available online.
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
Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory Records (RG 218), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Burning of land--Oregon--Remote sensing.
- Forest mapping--Oregon--Remote sensing.
- Habitat (Ecology)--Oregon--Remote sensing.
- Land use--Oregon--Planning.
- Landsat satellites.
- Landscape ecology--Oregon--Remote sensing.
- Range management--Oregon--Remote sensing.
- Remote sensing--Oregon.
- Vegetation surveys--Oregon--Remote sensing.
- Corporate Names :
- Oregon State University--Research.
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Other Creators :
- Personal Names :
- Poulton, Charles E. (Charles Edgar), 1917- (creator)
- Schrumpf, Barry J. (creator)