THE USE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR ENGINEERING SOIL RECONNAISSANCE IN ARCTIC CANADA

THE ENGINEERING QUALITY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC RECOGNITION OF A VARIETY OF ARCTIC LANDFORMS IS TREATED IN DETAIL. SOIL AND VEGETATIVE FEATURES THAT INDICATE UNSTABLE SOIL AND DETRIMENTAL PERMAFROST, AS WELL AS THE IDENTIFICATION OF ROCK TYPE, ARE SUMMARIZED AND ILLUSTRATED ON AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. A SUMMARY OF ARCTIC ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND RELATED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION IS NOT ATTEMPTED, OTHER THAN TO OFFER A TABLE OF GENERAL TONE-TEXTURE RELATIONSHIPS AND TO SUGGEST THE MOST SUPERLATIVE LANDFORMS FOR CONSTRUCTION. THEY ARE BEACH RIDGES, RIVER TERRACES, RAISED DELTAS AND ESKERS COMPOSED OF A SANDSTONE, DOLOMITE, GRANITE, GNEISS OR DIABASE GRAVEL-SAND MIXTURE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 30, No 2, PP 210-219, 2 TAB, 12 PHOT, 8 REF
  • Authors:
    • Fletcher, R J
  • Publication Date: 1964-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1970 12:00AM