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Unformatted text preview: hand has a thin, rocky soil and also has a lot of exposed basement rock. When Dr. Miller was unable to perform a red/green index because of satellite deficiencies, he instead tried a Feldspar ratio. When Feldspar comes into contact with water it disintegrates therefore showing areas of high water content. This test also came because with extremely accurate and predictable results. Now Dr. Miller faces the dilemma of which index is more precise. It will be interesting to see which way he goes with his tests. It is hard to determine if the Feldspar only worked so well in Jackson Hole because the soil there does not retain water well. Also, if Jackson Hole had issues with their data systems then there is a high chance that other locations could not be able to use the red/green bands also. It will be interesting to see if Dr. Miller decides to use the indices in other locations or if he choosing one of the two based on his own judgment....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Gillen during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.
- Fall '08