Wind Erosion Vulnerability and Rainfall Mapping in the Southwestern United States
Yuma Arizona Slides
Photo taken on March 19, 1992 looking west across a fallow sandy field to the west of the Algodones Dunes complex. Surface features show a vigorous annual cover of weeds and flowers -- corresponds closely to the April 4, 1992 satellite overflight/wet season.
Same as the photo above, but acquired on June 30, 1992. The annuals have died and turned brown. The dead vegetation gives a higher visible reflectance than the green vegetation stage during the spring -- corresponds closely to the July 1, 1992 satellite overflight/dry season.
This image generated by Use of Remotely Sensed Image Data to Automatically Map Wind Erosion Vulnerability (Eolian Mapping) and Rainfall Mapping
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