The LANDSAT (formerly ERTS) program, while conceived and implemented as a research and development project, has been used as an operational orbital remote sensing system providing data of considerable value to various branches of geology. Areas in which the satellite imagery has been found most useful include regional interpretations of geologic structure, updating and verifying of geologic maps, mineral and petroleum exploration, and the monitoring of natural hazards such as large-scale erosion and seismicity. Investigations in these areas of application demonstrate the wide variety of uses presently undertaken or envisioned for the future. Many benefits have already been felt; others will be seen in the near future where the promise of mineral or petroleum concentration will be realized through conventional ground based and satellite exploration techniques. LANDSAT will aid considerably in pinpointing the likely site; "hands on" geology will do the rest.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Baker, Rn
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Accession Number: 00128482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM