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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 27th Annual Highway Geology Symposium May 1976 in Orlando, Florida.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana State Highway Commission JHRP

    Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907
  • Authors:
    • West, T R
    • Mundy, S A
    • Moore, M C
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LARS Note 101476
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM