COLOR AERIAL PHOTOS IN THE RECONNAISSANCE OF SOILS AND ROCKS

A SPECIALIZED AREA OF INTERPRETATION OF SOILS AND ROCKS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN COLOR. SEVERAL CONTROLLED TESTS INCLUDE THE EASTERN COASTAL PLAIN BENNETTSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THE WESTERN DESERT NEAR PHOENIX, ARIZONA. IN USING AERIAL COLOR FILM, THE THREE- LAYER EMULSION PRESENTS A MORE READILY UNDERSTOOD SPECTRAL RELATIONSHIP THAN CAN BE OBTAINED FROM BLACK-AND-WHITE FILM; THE RECONNAISSANCE OF INACCESSIBLE AREAS WITH THEIR ROCK STRUCTURES CAN BE MORE RAPIDLY ANALYZED WITH THE AID OF THE DISTANT VIEW OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS THAN SOLELY BY GROUND EXPLORATION. GEOLOGISTS NEVER HAVING VISITED THE GROUND SITE ANALYZED SOIL CONDITIONS USING 1:20,000-SCALE AERIAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFRARED WITH SPARSE GENERALIZED GROUND INFORMATION. A HIGHLY SKILLED SOILS ENGINEER INTERPRETING THE ARIZONA TEST PHOTOGRAPHS REACHED A VALID CONCLUSION AS TO THE TYPE OF SOILS IN THE DESERT AREA WHEN HE WAS HALFWAY THROUGH THE STUDY OF THE 1:40,000-SCALE AERIAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS ALONG WITH INFRARED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, No 4, PP 343-354
  • Authors:
    • Anson, A
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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  • Accession Number: 00202832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1970 12:00AM