UTILIZATION OF LANDSAT DATA IN THE DETECTION OF LINEAMENTS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL ALBORZ MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN IRAN.

Sima Bagheri, Ralph W. Kiefer

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Abstract

This study involves the evaluation of remote sensing technology using Landsat data for the detection of lineaments in the south-central Alborz Mountains of northern Iran. Both visual and computer-enhanced interpretation techniques were employed. One application of remote sensing is to acquire facts about a terrain that can aid in deciphering the underlying geologic structure and ultimately, its tectonic evolution. The major contribution of Landsat imagery in mineral exploration and seismic activities has been the identification of previously unknown lineaments. Concentrations of lineaments may indicate where the crust is weakest and, therefore, most likely to be mineralized or susceptible to seismic activity. In this study, a correlation was found between lineaments detected in the study area, the zone of weakness characterized by seismic activity, and mineral concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Papers of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Annual Meeting
PublisherAmerican Soc of Photogrammetry
Pages481-491
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0937294640
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

Publication series

NameTechnical Papers of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Annual Meeting
Volume2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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