Regional geologic mapping of digitally enhanced Landsat imagery in the southcentral Alborz mountains of northern Iran.

S. Bagheri, R. W. Kiefer

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Abstract

Evaluates the utility of using Landsat MSS data in regional geologic mapping of lineaments. Both conventional image interpretation techniques and digital enhancement techniques were utilized. The presence and orientation of lineaments can have great structural significance and a correlation may exist between them and zones of weakness characterized by seismic activity and mineral concentrations. The lineaments detected on computer-enhanced imagery of the study area exhibited definite trends providing a regional view of the geological 'grain' of the area. When lineament alignments located by Landsat image analysis were plotted, a correlation was found between lineaments detected on the enhanced scene and earthquake epicenters, as well as the mapped location of phosphate deposits of the study area. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-559
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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