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Lower Rio Puerco 1950s georeferenced aerial photographs

Metadata Updated: October 28, 2023

The 1950s images were downloaded from Earth Explorer as medium-resolution scans of aerial photographs, with pixel size ranging from 1.33 to 2.32 m. Original photo scales were 1:54,000 or 1:20,000. (See Source Citation below.) I registered and rectified these images using identifiable common points from 1996 DOQQs. Images with filenames beginning "r37" were acquired 11-29-1953. Images with filenames beginning "r43" were acquired 01-31-1954. Image r1954r49_6786.tif was acquired 02-03-1954. Remaining images have the date of acquisition in the filename, starting with the format "ryymmdd...". Data derived from features mapped from the 1950s images were presented in: Friedman, J.M., Vincent, K.R., Griffin, E.R., Scott, M.L., Shafroth, P.B., and Auble, G.T., 2015, Processes of arroyo filling in northern New Mexico, USA, GSA Bulletin, 127(3/4), 621-640. doi: 10.1130/B31046.1

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023

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Harvested from DOI EDI

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:57715654e4b07657d1a6ba4e
Data Last Modified 20200831
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
Metadata Context
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Harvest Source Id 52bfcc16-6e15-478f-809a-b1bc76f1aeda
Harvest Source Title DOI EDI
Metadata Type geospatial
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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