Mining disturbances in Virginia's southwestern coalfield, 1984-2011

dc.contributor.authorLi, Jingen
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Patricia F.en
dc.contributor.authorZipper, Carl E.en
dc.contributor.authorWynne, Randolph H.en
dc.contributor.authorOliphant, Adam J.en
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing (CEARS)en
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Plant and Environmental Sciencesen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-02T17:33:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-02T17:33:09Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-01en
dc.description.abstractCoal mining has been taking place in southwestern Virginia's Appalachian coalfield for more than a century, and surface mining has been a common method of coal extraction since the 1960s. Coal surface mining creates a significant landscape disturbance that is visible from space during the period of active mining. Researcher's have constructed a surface-mining disturbance history for Virginia's Appalachian coalfield that extends from the early 1980s through 2011. A series of multispectral images of the region produced by Landsat satellites and extending from 1984 through 2011 was obtained and analyzed. The automated analysis generated a geospatial data file that identifies surface mined areas spatially and by year of initial disturbance as detected during that period. The classification accuracy was found to be 93.5 percent. A manuscript describing the analysis methods, and interpreting and discussing results, has been published by Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. The citation is, Li, J., Zipper, C.E., Donovan, P.F., Wynne, R.H., and Oliphant, A.J., 2015, Reconstruction disturbance history for an intensively mined region by time-series analysis of Landsat imagery, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 187:557. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4766-1 and can be accessed at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-015-4766-1 .en
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dc.identifier.citationJing Li, Carl E. Zipper, Patricia F. Donovan, Randolph H. Wynne, and Adam J. Oliphant, 2015, "Mining disturbances in Virginia's southwestern coalfield, 1984-2011".en
dc.identifier.citationLi, J., Zipper, C.E., Donovan, P.F., Wynne, R.H., and Oliphant, A.J., 2015, Reconstruction disturbance history for an intensively mined region by time-series analysis of Landsat imagery, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 187:557. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-015-4766-1en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7294/W47P8W97en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/53699en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-015-4766-1en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectremote sensingen
dc.subjectAppalachian coalfielden
dc.subjectminingen
dc.subjectchange detectionen
dc.subjecttrajectory analysisen
dc.titleMining disturbances in Virginia's southwestern coalfield, 1984-2011en
dc.typeMapen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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