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Surface Water Quality and Impervious Surface Quantity: a Preliminary Study. 2004.
Authors: James D. Hurd, Daniel L. Civco.
Technical Project Completion Report, Project NOAA NA16OC2673NOAA, Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC. 57 p.

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Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials Impervious Surface Research. 2003.
Impervious surface and water quality study.
Authors: Dr. Jack Clausen, Glenn Warner, Dan Civco and Mark Hood, University of Connecticut.
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Impervious Surfaces and Water Quality: A Review of Current Literature and Its Implications for Watershed Planning. 2002.
Authors: Elizabeth Brabec, Stacey Schulte, Paul L. Richards.
Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 16, No. 4.

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Modeling Urban Growth Effects on Surface Runoff with the Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS. 2001.
Authors: Qihao Weng
Environmental Management, Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 737-748.


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Estimating

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Methods for Measuring and Estimating Impervious Surface Coverage.
NEMO Technical Paper #3.
Summary: Critically reviews a range of methods for getting a handle on impervious coverage, ranging from remote sensing to photogrammetry to rulers and tape measures. 

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NOAA Coastal Connections Issue Focusing on Impervious Surfaces. Oct/Nov 2004.
Editor: Alison Smith.
Coastal Connections is a bimonthly publication focused on tools for coastal resource managers.

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Refinement of Population-Calibrated Land-Cover-Specific Impervious Surface Coefficients for Connecticut. 2003.
Authors: Michael S. Prisloe, Emily Hoffhine Wilson, Chester Arnold.
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Interactive GIS-based Impervious Surface Model. 2001.
Authors: Sandy Prisloe, Yongjun Lei, James Hurd.
Proc. 2001 ASPRS Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

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Measuring Impervious Surfaces for Non-point Source Pollution Modeling. 2000.
Authors: William J. Sleavin, Daniel L. Civco, Sandy Prisloe, Laurie Giannotti.
Proc. 2000 ASPRS Annual Convention

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Do It Yourself! Zoning-Based Impervious Surface Build-out Analysis
NEMO technical paper #4

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A Build-out Analysis of the Barnegat Bay Watershed. May 2001.
Authors: Richard G. Lathrop, and Tenley M. Conway.
CRSSA Technical Report 2001-02. Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis, Cook College - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

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Determining Impervious Surfaces for Watershed Modeling Applications. 2000.
Authors: Sandy Prisloe, Laurie Giannotti, William Sleavin.
Proc. 8th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Conference, Hartford, CT.

Modeling

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Development of a Population Density and Land use Based Regression Model to Calculate the Amount of Imperviousness. 2004.
Authors: Anna Chabaeva, Dan Civco, and Sandy Prisloe.
Proc. 2004 ASPRS Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

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Impacts of Urbanization on Stream Habitat and Fish Across Multiple Spatial Scales. 2001.
Authors: Lizhu Wang, John Lyons, Paul Kanehl, Roger Bannerman.
Environmental Management Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 255-266.

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Generating High Quality Impervious Cover Data. 2000.
Authors: Sandra L. Bird, Linda R. Exum, Stephen W. Alberty
Quality Assurance, 8:91-103.

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Impervious Surface Methodology: A Methodology for Defining and Assessing Impervious Surfaces in the Raritan River Basin. 2000.
Authors: Tom J. Stanuikynas, Daniel J. Newcomb, Deborah J. Newcomb.

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Riparian Methodology: A Methodology for Defining and Assessing Riparian Areas in the Raritan River Basin. 2000.
Authors: Deborah J. Newcomb, Daniel J. Van Abs


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Mapping

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Subpixel Image Classification

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Temporal Characterization of Impervious Surfaces for the State of Connecticut. 2004.
Authors: James D. Hurd and Daniel L. Civco.
Proc. 2004 ASPRS Annual Convention, Denver, CO. 12 p.

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Developing Impervious Surface Estimates for Coastal New Hampshire. 2002.
Authors: David Justice and Fay Rubin.
A Final Report to The New Hampshire Estuaries Project, Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

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Imagine Subpixel Classifier Version 8.4: Software Review. 2001.
Authors: M. Flanagan and D.L. Civco.
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing PE&RS, 67(1):23-28, 2001.

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Subpixel Impervious Surface Mapping. 2001.
Authors: M. Flanagan and D.L. Civco.
Proc. 2001 ASPRS Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO. 13 p.

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Impervious Surface Mapping for the State of Connecticut. 1997.
Authors: D.L. Civco and J.D. Hurd.
Proc. 1997 ASPRS/ACSM Annual Convention, Seattle, WA. 3:124-135.

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Evaluation of Impervious Surface Estimates in a Rapidly Urbanizing Watershed
Authors: Mark Dougherty, Randel L. Dymond, Scott J. Goetz, Claire A. Jantz, and Normand Goulet
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
Vol. 70, No. 11, November 2004, pp. 1275–1284.

Classification & Regression Tree (CART) Analysis

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An Approach for Mapping Large-area Impervious Surfaces: Synergistic use of Landsat-7 ETM+ and High Spatial Resolution Imagery. 2003.
Authors: Limin Yang, Chengquan Huang, Collin G. Homer, Bruce K. Wylie, and Michael J. Coan.
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 230-240.

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Mapping Impervious Surfaces and Forest Canopy Using Classification and Regression Tree (CART) Analysis. May 2003.
Authors: Nathaniel D. Herold, Gregory Koeln, David Cunningham.
ASPRS 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings, Anchorage, Alaska.

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Measurement of Impervious Surfaces for Stormwater Management Applications using Digital Aerial Imagery, Topographic LIDAR, and LIDAR Intensity Returns. May 2003.
Authors: Jason A. Tullis, John R. Jensen, Kevin D. Riordan, George T. Raber.
ASPRS 2003 Annual Conference Proceedings, Anchorage, Alaska.


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Planning & Design

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Impervious Surface: The Emergence of a Key Environmental Indicator. 1996. An article by NEMO principals from the Journal of the American Planning Association. Reviews relationship of impervious surfaces to water resource health, and discusses community planning, site planning and regulatory uses of this key indicator. 16 pages, if you’re feeling up to it!

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Impacts of Development on Waterways. NEMO Fact Sheet #3. 1993. Reviews the hydrologic, physical, chemical and ecological effects of increasing urbanization on waterways; includes an explanation of the concept of impervious surface coverage as an indicator of these impacts.

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Reviewing Site Plans for Stormwater Management. NEMO Fact Sheet #4. The NEMO 3-tiered approach of planning, site design and stormwater best management practices, laid out for your inspection and general delight.

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Open Space Developments: A Better Way to Protect Water Quality, Retain Wildlife, and Preserve Rural Character. NEMO Fact Sheet #9. 1998.

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Addressing Imperviousness in Plans, Site Design and Land Use Regulations. NEMO Technical Paper #1. 1998. Written by land use planner and NEMO Co-Director Jim Gibbons for professional planners and land use commissioners, this paper contains detailed suggestions about how to cope with impervious surfaces and stormwater runoff in comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision regulations and local ordinances. It's Connecticut-specific, but much of it will be useful in other parts of the country.

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Parking Lots. NEMO Technical Paper #5. 1999. The first in a series of papers detailing key planning and design considerations for each major impervious element of the modern landscape.

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Driveways. NEMO Technical Paper #6. 1999. The second in a series of papers detailing key planning and design considerations for each major impervious element of the modern landscape.

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Sidewalks. NEMO Technical Paper #7. 1999. The third in a series of papers detailing key planning and design considerations for each major impervious element of the modern landscape.

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Pavements & Surface Materials. NEMO Technical Paper #8. 1999 The fourth in a series of papers detailing key planning and design considerations for each major impervious element of the modern landscape.

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Roads. NEMO Technical Paper #9. 1999. The fifth in a series of papers detailing key planning and design considerations for each major impervious element of the modern landscape.


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