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Image interpretation in geology

Author: S A Drury
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"The second edition of Image Interpretation in Geology has been fully rewritten to take account of recent advances in geographic information systems (GIS) and digital image processing. The basic physical principles of remote sensing and how they are applied in acquiring image data from aircraft and satellites are described in detail and are then related to the relevant physiology and psychology of human vision. From  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drury, S.A. (Stephen A.), 1946-
Image interpretation in geology.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1993
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S A Drury
ISBN: 0412488809 9780412488801
OCLC Number: 27726249
Description: xi, 283 pages, [20] pages of color plates : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1 Electromagnetic radiation and materials: the nature of electromagnetic radiation; the generation of electromagnetic radiation; matter and electromagnetic radiation. Part 2 Human vision: the eye and visual cortex; spatial resolving power; seeing brightness; producing, seeing and representing colour; perception of depth; dangerous illusions. Part 3 How data are collected: photography; vidicon cameras; line-scanning systems; pushbroom systems; microwave imaging systems; imaging spectrometers; a short history of remote sensing; airborne data; basic characteristics of orbiting satellites; data from manned spacecraft; data from unmanned spacecraft; future prospects. Part 4 Photogeology: destructional landforms; the recognition of rock types; stratigraphic relationships; structural relationships; superficial deposits and constructional landforms. Part 5 Digital image processing: the image histogram; contrast stretching; spatial frequency filtering; data reduction; band ratioing; pattern recognition. Part 6 Thermal images: what a thermal image shows; qualitative interpretations of thermal images; semi-quantitative analysis; multispectral thermal data. Part 7 Radar remote sensing: interactions between radar and surface materials; interpretation of radar images. Part 8 Non-image data and geographic information systems: forms of non-image data; non-image data in raster format; data analysis in geographic information systems; concluding note. Part 9 Geological applications of image data: geomorphology; geological mapping; exploration; engineering applications; geochemical hazards. Appendix: sources of remotely sensed images.
Responsibility: S.A. Drury.


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