AN EXAMPLE OF THE VALUE OF INFRA-RED MULTISPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING IN MAPPING. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE SYMPOSIUM ON ENGINEERING GEOLOGICAL MAPPING FOR PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 3-6 SEPTEMBER 1979

Infra-red multispectral remote sensing can supply data to supplement the information provided by aerial photographs for geological and geomorphological mapping of areas of the earth's surface. The shades of colours obtained by combining the black and white images of the spectral bands are due partly to differences in the spectral emissivity of the surface, and partly to variations in the thermal properties of the surface materials, themselves dependent upon the nature and state of the surface. In this paper, the author describes a case study carried out in the vicinity of Carcassonne (Aude, France) where, at several scales, the imagery obtained by aerial survey has helped to define boundaries, for example, between the alluvial terraces and the molassic formations of Lutetien, and between various types of alluvial sediments. /Author/TRRL/

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    GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

    BURLINGTON HOUSE, PICCADILLY
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  W1V 0JU
  • Authors:
    • Patoureaux, Y
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00302990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM