Aerial photography is finding ever-increasing uses in many fields of geological research and application, including regional mapping, the search for mineral deposits, fracture analysis, structural analysis, engineering geology and hydrology, and recent literature in these subjects is reviewed. The range of material available is now much more extensive, including colour and multiband photography, infra-red photography and thermal imagery, radar, and orbital photography. The principles of these newer techniques are briefly discussed and their application to geological problems examined. It is concluded that although many of these techniques have important roles to play in particular circumstances, the ordinary black and white photography will remain the most generally used tool for some time to come, and one of the main aims of the paper is to show just how useful it can be to the earth scientist. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Geological Society of South Africa

    Kelvin House, 2 Hollard Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Newton, A R
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00125092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM