THE USE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR LOCATING GRANULAR DEPOSITS

GOOD SAND, GRAVEL AND GRANULAR MATERIALS ARE BECOMING SCARCE BUT THEIR USE IN CONSTRUCTION HAS NOT DIMINISHED. THE PURPOSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION WAS TO DISCUSS AND DEMONSTRATE THE RELIABILITY OF USING THE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION AS ONE OF THE FASTEST AND MOST ECONOMICAL METHODS OF LOCATING GRANULAR MATERIALS. THE INVESTIGATION COVERED THE IDENTIFICATION FEATURES OF GRANULAR DEPOSITS IN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, GEOLOGY OF GRANULAR DEPOSITS AND THE INTERPRETATION OF GRANULAR LANDFORMS AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ASSOCIATED GRANULAR MATERIALS. SEVEN AREAS IN OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS AND KANSAS WERE SELECTED FROM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AS POTENTIAL SOURCES OF GRANULAR MATERIALS. FIELD INVESTIGATION AND EXPLORATION WERE COMPLETED. OF THE SEVEN SITES SELECTED, SIX CONTAINED GRAVEL SUITABLE FOR USE IN GRID ROLLED BASE COURSES. TRAVEL AND FIELD EXPLORATION REQUIRED TWO DAYS. DOUBTLESSLY MUCH MORE TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN REQUIRED TO FIND THESE SOURCES OF MATERIALS, IF THEY COULD HAVE BEEN FOUND, WITHOUT THE USE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Publ No 25, 61 PP, 2 FIG, 27 PHOT, 15 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

    Stillwater, OK  United States  74078
  • Authors:
    • Neely, D
    • Abel-hady, M
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00202601
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 5 1994 12:00AM