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Title: Development and applications of spatial data resources in energy related assessment and planning

Abstract

Research in energy related assessment and planning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory involves investigating environmental themes at several levels requiring data at appropriate spatial and temporal scales. In the Environmental Sciences Division, a spatial data base is being developed for the Eastern United States at the county-subcounty unit level of resolution. The data base contains information on terrain, water resources, climate, land use, forest resources, agriculture, wildlife resources, critical natural areas, human population and energy uses. A spatial hierarchy of metric, geodetic, and geopolitical scales as a framework to organizing the data has been defined. Spatial units within a hierarchical level serve as building blocks that can be assembled or aggregated to satisfy analysis needs. Building blocks also allow accessing more detailed spatial data by using pointers to information not stored in the data base. Uses of the data base are related to the capability to cross-reference and integrate information in various subject sectors, utilizing spatial units and temporal periods commensurate with regional themes. An investigation of potential changes in vegetation patterns related to predicted temperature changes from increased atmospheric CO/sub 2/ is presented to illustrate an ongoing application of the data resources. Other themes include coal extraction in Appalachia,more » landscape patterns, habitat and population dynamics of selected biological species, and energy facility siting.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., Tenn. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7332417
Report Number(s):
CONF-761017-1
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of the advancements in retrieval technology as related to information systems, Arlington, VA, USA, 20 Oct 1976
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA COMPILATION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ENERGY SOURCES; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; ENVIRONMENT; AGRICULTURE; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; INDUSTRY; LAND USE; PLANNING; PUBLIC RELATIONS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; WATER RESOURCES; POPULATIONS; 530100* - Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies- Social & Economic Studies- (-1989); 990300 - Information Handling; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety

Citation Formats

Olson, R J, Goff, F G, and Olson, J S. Development and applications of spatial data resources in energy related assessment and planning. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Olson, R J, Goff, F G, & Olson, J S. Development and applications of spatial data resources in energy related assessment and planning. United States.
Olson, R J, Goff, F G, and Olson, J S. Thu . "Development and applications of spatial data resources in energy related assessment and planning". United States.
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abstractNote = {Research in energy related assessment and planning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory involves investigating environmental themes at several levels requiring data at appropriate spatial and temporal scales. In the Environmental Sciences Division, a spatial data base is being developed for the Eastern United States at the county-subcounty unit level of resolution. The data base contains information on terrain, water resources, climate, land use, forest resources, agriculture, wildlife resources, critical natural areas, human population and energy uses. A spatial hierarchy of metric, geodetic, and geopolitical scales as a framework to organizing the data has been defined. Spatial units within a hierarchical level serve as building blocks that can be assembled or aggregated to satisfy analysis needs. Building blocks also allow accessing more detailed spatial data by using pointers to information not stored in the data base. Uses of the data base are related to the capability to cross-reference and integrate information in various subject sectors, utilizing spatial units and temporal periods commensurate with regional themes. An investigation of potential changes in vegetation patterns related to predicted temperature changes from increased atmospheric CO/sub 2/ is presented to illustrate an ongoing application of the data resources. Other themes include coal extraction in Appalachia, landscape patterns, habitat and population dynamics of selected biological species, and energy facility siting.},
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