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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Aerial reconnaissance,
  • Gamma rays,
  • Remote sensing,
  • Soil moisture

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Statementprepared by Eugene L. Peck and Thomas R. Carroll.
Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA CR-189354.
ContributionsCarroll, Thomas R., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL17791826M

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