EVALUATION OF GRAVEL DEPOSITS USING REMOTE SENSING DATA, WABASH RIVER VALLEY NORTH OF TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA
Valuable gravel deposits adjacent to population centers are in danger of being lost to urbanization. Detailed exploration is needed to locate (within a large body of coarse-grained sediments) those gravel-rich sites of sufficient size and quality which yield profitable gravel extractions. Remote sensing provides a reasonably detailed means for rapidly exploring large areas. Satellite imagery (previously ERTS and now LANDSAT) can be used to study large areas of the land surface. Applying surface-materials-mapping techniques, those areas with good drainage (coarse textured soils) can be discerned from those which are more poorly drained. Spectral response of the surface materials in the visible and near infrared portion can be used to subdivide the scene into various categories of materials.
- This paper was presented at the 27th Annual Highway Geology Symposium May 1976 in Orlando, Florida.
Purdue University/Indiana State Highway Commission JHRPLaboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing
West Lafayette, IN USA 47907
- West, T R
- Mundy, S A
- Moore, M C
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Artificial satellites; Drainage; Gravel; Imagery; Mapping; Remote sensing; Surfaces; Urbanization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Surface area
- Old TRIS Terms: Satellite program
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00148885
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: LARS Note 101476
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM