Title

Retrieval of Substrate Bearing Strength from Hyperspectral Imagery during the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR'07) Multi-Sensor Campaign

Abstract

Hyperspectral imagery (HSI) derived from remote sensing can delineate surface properties of substrates such as type, moisture, and grain size. These are critical parameters that determine the substrate bearing strength. Although HSI only sees the surface layer, statistics can be derived that relate surface properties to the likely bearing strength of soils in particular regions. This information can be used to provide an initial map estimate on large scales of potential bearing strength. We describe an initial validation study at the Virginia Coast Reserve relating airborne HSI to in situ spectral and geotechnical measurements through a spectral-geotechnical lookup table (LUT).

Publication Date

5-5-2010

Journal or Conference Title

Marine Geodesy

Volume

33, Issue 2-3

Pages

101-116

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/01490419.2010.492278

Document Type

Journal Article