SLR RECONNAISSANCE OF PANAMA

SLR (SIDE-LOOKING RADAR) WAS SUCCESSFULLY USED IN LIEU OF OPTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR RECONNAISSANCE OF THE DARIEN PROVINCE OF PANAMA AND PARTS OF NORTHWEST COLOMBIA, AND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF GEOSCIENCE PRODUCTS THEREOF. AN/APQ-97 SIDE-LOOKING RADAR WAS USED TO PRODUCE HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGERY OF AN AREA CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 6,600 SQUARE MILES IN 4 HOURS OF FLYING TIME - AN AREA, FURTHERMORE, THAT IS ALMOST PERPETUALLY CLOUD COVERED. THE SLR IMAGERY WAS USED TO PREPARE AN UNCONTROLLED MOSAIC AND A SERIES OF GEOSCIENCE OVELAYS, INCLUDING: SURFACE DRAINAGE, SURFACE CONFIGURATION, VEGETATION, ENGINEERING GEOLOGY. THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY ARE BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE IN THAT THEY PROVIDE THE FIRST COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF DARIEN PROVINCE. THEREBY DEMONSTRATING THE ABILITY OF SLR TO GATHER GEOSCIENCE DATA IN AN AREA THAT IS NOTORIOUS FOR THE DIFFICULTIES THAT ITS PERSISTENT CLOUD COVER POSES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF USABLE CONVENTIONAL OPTICAL AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY. /PE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, No 3, PP 253-259, 8 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Viksne, A
    • Liston, T C
    • Sapp, C D
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1970 12:00AM