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Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photography (Disp) Coverage of Antarctica

By Bindschadler, Robert

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Book Id: WPLBN0000700389
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 2.18 MB.
Reproduction Date: 2006
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Title: Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photography (Disp) Coverage of Antarctica  
Author: Bindschadler, Robert
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, CIA research reports, National security.
Collections: CIA Documents Collection
Historic
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Publisher: Central Intelegence Agent

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Bindschadler, R. (n.d.). Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photography (Disp) Coverage of Antarctica. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: This report summarizes the results of a nine-week summer project examining all Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photography (DISP) of Antarctica. It was discovered that the data were collected in three separate missions during 1962 and 1963. The first two missions covered only the coastal areas, while the third mission covered the entire continent. Many of the 1782 frames collected were cloudy. This is especially true of West Antarctica. An optimal set of photographs covering the entire Antarctic coastline is identified along with some examples that show changes in the coastline which have occurred since the early 1960s.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Introduction, 1 -- Background, 1 -- Data Search Results, 2 -- Mission 9034A, 2 -- Mission 9058A, 2 -- Mission 9059A, 2 -- West Antarctic Ice Sheet Study, 2 -- Coastline Study, 2 -- Summary, 4 -- References, 5 -- Tables and Figures, 7 -- Table 1. DISP Data of Antarctica Organized by Mission Number and Revolution, 9 -- Table 2. Dates, Number of Revolutions, and Number of Photographs -- for each DISP Antarctic Mission, 13 -- Table 3. Preferred Photographs Providing Continuous Coverage of Antarctic Coastline, 14 -- Table 4. ID Number and Coregistration Parameters for Photographs in Figure 5, 15 -- Figure 1. Mission 9034A, 17 -- Figure 2. Mission 9058A, 18 -- Figure 3. Mission 9059A, 19 -- Figure 4. Outline of Antarctic continent and locations of DISP photographs shown in Figure 5, 23 -- Figure 5. DISP photographs coregistered with USGS AVHRR mosaic through the use -- of hand-selected tie points, 24

 
 



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