Multispectral Discrimination of Deltaic Environments
Studies Institute), whose suggestions and concern as chairman of the dissertation committee are, to a large degree, responsible for the initiation and completion of the project; and Dr. Jack Van Lopik (Director of the L.S.U. Office of Sea Grant Development), who provided the author with the multispectral photography and financial support for field observations. The author is also indebted to the faculty and staff members of the Department of Geography and Anthropology and Coastal Studies
... te for their role in influencing his geomorphic perspective. In addition, the writings of Dr. Robert Colwell and Dr. David Gates have provided valuable insight into the uses and limitations of remote sensors. Special mention must be made of the courtesy extended to the author by the La Terre Land Company in Houma, Louisiana, during the summer and autumn of 1969. As a result of the efforts of Mr. I. D. Easterly and Mv. Marshall Vignes, the author was provided with room and board, maps, and the occasional use of a boat during the field sessions. Other employees of the same company, particularly Mr. Chummy Marlbrough and Mr, Buck Crouchet, deserve special thanks for their kindness and advice during that period. ill Climatic data, references, and advice were generously provided by George W. Cry, ESSA Louisiana State Climatologist, and Dr. Robert Muller, Associate Professor in the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology. Valuable information on the soils, history of agriculture in Terrebonne Parish, and sugarcane was provided in Houma by Mr. R. C. Pesnell of the U. S. Soil Conser vation Service, Dr. Irwin and Mr. H. Fanguy of the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture Sugarcane Experimental Station, and Mr. C. L. Denely and other employees of the South Coast Corporation, Ashland Division. All of the above individuals took important time from their working days to provide this information. It was both useful in the synthesis of this research and greatly appreciated.