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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
|Description:||xi, 283 pages,  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.|