SLOPE FAILURE FORMS: THEIR IDENTIFICATION CHARACTERISTICS, AND DISTRIBUTION AS DEPICTED BY SELECTING REMOTE SENSOR RETURNS

ANALYTICAL PHOT PROCEDURES USED TO DEVELOP CRITERIA FOR RECOGNIZING AND IDENTIFYING SLOPE FAILURE FORMS AND TO TEST OR EVALUATE THE CRITERIA AND REMOTE SENSOR IMAGERY BY MAPPING THE DISTRIBUTION OF SLOPE FAILURE FORMS. RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATE THAT THE MAPPING OF SLOPE FAILURE FORMS CAN BE ACHIEVED RELATIVELY EASILY AND RAPIDLY PROVIDING SUITABLE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IF THE INTERPRETER HAS CRITERIA IN MIND WHICH CAN BE APPLIED IN RECOGNIZING AND IDENTFYING SLOPE FAILURE FORMS. SMALL SCALE PHOTOGRAPHY MOST SUITABLE FOR GENERAL SLOPE FAILURE STUDIES SHOULD BE AT A SCALE OF 1/20,000 TO INSURE RECOGNITION AND POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF EROSIONAL AND MASS WASTAGE FORMS. LARGE SCALE PHOTOGRAPHY AT A SCALE OF 1/10,000 OR LARGER, WOULD BE APPROPRIATE AND CONDUCIVE TO MICROSTUDIES OF SLOPE FAILURE PHENOMENA. EITHER EKTACHROME OR EKTACHROME INFRARED IMAGERY WOULD PRODUCE GOOD RESULTS PROVIDED THE PHOTOGRAPHY WAS OF HIGH QUALITY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, pp 927-965
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Publications Distribution Service
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Poole, D H
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00235807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1970 12:00AM