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Title: Evolution of a visual impact model to evaluate nuclear plant siting and design option

Author: Gray, Brian A.; Ady, John; Jones, Grant R.;

Date: 1979

Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 491-498

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The development of a visual impact method- elegy is reviewed from first concepts (1973) to application.3/ The method can be used to train evaluators to use explicit criteria (vividness, intactness and unity) to assess change in a setting's visual quality as the result of construction of a nuclear facility, or any other visible alteration. Slides of "before" and "after" eye-level color photographs provide the basis for evaluating these criteria. The model converts these scores into a numerical index of visual impact.

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Gray, Brian A.; Ady, John; Jones, Grant R. 1979. Evolution of a visual impact model to evaluate nuclear plant siting and design option. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 491-498

 


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