INDUSTRIAL SITE STUDY WITH REMOTE SENSING

A KARST TERRAIN SURFACE NEAR ALBANY, GEORGIA, WAS EVALUATED WITH REMOTE-SENSING TECHNIQUES AS A POTENTIAL SITE FOR INDUSTRY. THERE WAS PARTICULAR INTEREST IN DELINEATING SINKHOLES AND ZONES OF SUBSURFACE SOLUTION ACTIVITY PRIOR TO THE DETERMINATION OF PLANT LAYOUT AND FOUNDATION DESIGN. AN AREA OF ABOUT 500 ACRES WAS PHOTOGRAPHED WITH COLOR AND COLOR INFRARED-FILM AND IMAGED WITH A DAEDALUS SCANNER IN THE INFRARED REGION OF 4.5-5.5 MICRON BY ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS CORP. THE DATA WAS INTERPRETED TO YIELD A MAP OF SUSPECTED SINKHOLE AND SOLUTION ZONES. POTENTIAL PROBLEM AREAS WERE INVESTIGATED WITH BORINGS BY LAW ENGINEERING TESTING CO. THE RESULTS OF THE REMOTE-SENSOR STUDY WERE COMPARED WITH BORING PROFILES TO PROVIDE A MEASURE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS AND RELIABILITY OF THE REMOTE-SENSOR STUDY. APPROXIMATELY 85 PERCENT OF THE INFERRED SOLUTION ZONES WERE CONFIRMED BY BORINGS. THE COST OF THE REMOTE SENSING AND INTERPRETATION WAS ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL COST OF ALL SITE INVESTIGATIONS. THE REMOTE-SENSING APPROACH WAS CONSIDERED TO HAVE PROVIDED DATA OF VALUE WELL IN EXCESS OF ITS PROPORTIONATE COST.

  • Authors:
    • Barr, D J
    • Hensey, M D
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00203072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM