MICRO-SCALE GEOMORPHOLOGY FEATURES

THE FEASIBILITY OF USING 36-MM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN WITH A NON-METRIC MINIATURE CAMERA UNDER CAREFULLY CONTROLLED CONDITIONS FOR MAPPING MICRO-SCALE LANDFORM CHANGES WAS EXPLORED. A SIMPLE PLOTTING INSTRUMENT GENERALLY AVAILABLE TO UNIVERSITY GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENTS (THE STEREOPRET) WAS EMPLOYED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORM LINE MAPS OF THESE FEATURES FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHS. IT WAS FOUND THAT MORE REFINED CONTOUR MAPS CAN ALSO BE PRODUCED BY ADOPTING THE METHOD OF GRIDDING AND EMPLOYING THE BASIC PARALLAX HEIGHTING PROCEDURE WITH A COMPUTERIZED CRUDE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT. REASONABLY ACCURATE QUANTITATIVE DATA RELATING TO THE CONSEQUENTIAL MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES OF THE MICROFEATURES CAN BE EXTRACTED BY COMPARING THE SERIES OF MAPS PRODUCED.

  • Authors:
    • O, C P
    • Wong, F Y
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00203055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM