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Series 1: SEASAT | Series 2: Aircraft Radar | Series 3: Skylab | Series 4: Aerial | Series 5: SIR-A
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About Dr. Harold MacDonald and Dr. William Waite

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Manuscript Collection 1598

The MacDonald Imagery Collection contains imagery film from five remotely-sensed platforms: SEASAT (satellite radar imagery of sea surface), aircraft radar, Skylab, aerial photography, and SIR-A (shuttle-imaging radar-A). The collection was donated by Dr. Harold MacDonald, Emeritus University Professor, Geosciences Department, and Dr. William Waite, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Arkansas.

The remotely-sensed imagery dates from the 1960s and 1970s, during the development of satellite and aircraft-based instrumentation.  The geographic coverage includes mostly the United States and Central America, and some world-wide.

SEASAT Aircraft Skylab Aerial SIR-A

The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences awarded two research grants, one for the digitization and web access (2005-2006) and the second for the development of a geospatial digital library collection (2006-2007) of this historic remotely-sensed imagery collection.

Collaborative research project of: University of Arkansas Libraries, Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) and the Department of Geosciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
Research funding provided by: Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences


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