GEOLOGIC INTERPRETATION OF AIRBORNE INFRARED IMAGERY

Modern airborne infrared (IR) imagery allows the photogeologist to view the earth's surfaces in a vast new range of the spectrum. This imagery is a function of the energy emitted from, not reflected by, the terrain object. As this energy is a function primarily of the objects's emissivity and temperature, the photogeologist must retrain himself to interpret terrain features in a new aspect. A photogeologic interpretation of an IR image of Mt. Nittany, Pennsylvania, reveals that shale may be distinguished easily from sandstone and that valleyside springs are more clearly shown than on conventional aerial photography. As more IR imagery becomes available, more geologic information will undoubtedly be obtained from this medium. /Author/

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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Institute of Science and Technology
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Laftman, L H
  • Publication Date: 1963-2

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  • Accession Number: 00263303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM