12850 – Multi-spectral Thermal Imager (MTI)

Investigator’s Annual Reports (IAR’s) for Crater Lake National Park

Multi-spectral Thermal Imager (MTI)


Report Number: 12850

Permit Number: CRLA1999GARR

Current Status: Checked in

Date Received: Jan 01, 1999

Reporting Year: 1999

Principal Investigator: Alfred Garrett, Savannah River Technology Center, Aiken, South Carolina

Additional investigator(s): Eliel Villa, Robert Kurzeja

Park-assigned Study Id. #: CRLA1999GARR

Permit Expiration Date: Jan 01, 2003

Permit Start Date: Jan 01, 2000

Study Starting Date: Jan 01, 1999

Study Ending Date: Jan 01, 2001

Study Status: Completed

Activity Type: Research

Subject/Discipline: Monitor Natural Resources

Objectives: Measure surface water temperatures of Crater Lake at same times that the Multi-spectral Thermal Imager (MTI) satellite is imaging Crater Lake from an altitude of about 500 kilometers. Use surface water temperature measurements to determine how accurately MTI can remotely measure water temperatures of high-altitude, cold water lakes. MTI development and testing is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Findings and Status: Personnel from the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) visited Crater Lake in September of 1999 to plan for Crater Lake water temperature measurements after MTI satellite is launched in February of 2000. The water temperature measurements will be made in collaboration with NPS and Oregon State University (OSU) researchers who have long-term ongoing research projects at Crater Lake. MTI imagery will help these researchers better understand nutrient cycling in Crater Lake. Imaging of Crater Lake by MTI satellite should start soon after launch and continue for one to two years.

For this study, were one or more specimens collected and removed from the park but not destroyed during analyses? No

Funding provided this reporting year by NPS: 0

Funding provided this reporting year by other sources: 100000

Full name of college or university: n/a

Annual funding provided by NPS to university or college this reporting year: 0


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