impervious cover

impervious cover

A ground surface that resists the infiltration of water, thereby resulting in a high rate of water runoff.
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The analysis dataset then was stratified into five equal interval bins from 0 to 100 percent impervious cover, and an equal number of random samples were selected from each bin.
Evaluating the National Land Cover Database tree canopy and impervious cover estimates across the conterminous United States: a comparison with photo-interpreted estimates.
To illustrate one such application, Earthdefine has shared web maps created using the SpatialCover California data showing impervious cover for Los Angeles county and potential impacts on aquatic systems based on the amount of impermeable land cover within watersheds.
Tenders are invited for Open request for proposals for the right to sign the agreement to perform work on the device impervious cover drainage ditches Blocks 8, 9 Cherepetskaya GRES.
She said impervious cover produces 16 times more storm-water runoff than forest.
This means that a detailed inventory and assessment be performed that identifies water resources, soils, topography/slopes, floodplains, vegetation, wildlife habitat, impervious cover, ecological patterns, etc.
It is through changes in the curve number that changes in land use, particularly increases in impervious cover due to urbanization, are modeled.
Schiff R, Benoit G: Effect of impervious cover at multiple spatial scales on coastal watershed streams.
An increasing number of cities restrict impervious cover and PICP is moving to the front as a means to satisfy local regulations.
Exotic plants or impervious cover often replace native vegetation near karst features.
EPA has also estimated that Worcester has some 8,785 acres of impervious cover in the form of pavement and rooftops.
2003) established a change in the impervious cover in the Greek Line watershed near Atlanta (USA) from Landsat TM and Landsat Multispectral Scanner System (MSS) imagery between 1979 and 1997 and used the change in impervious area as an ecological indicator for assessing the population dynamics of river mussels.