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Geologic hypotheses of Lake Tanganyika region, Zaire, drawn from ERTS imageryBased on initial work in the Lake Tanganyika area of eastern Zaire, it has been concluded that ERTS imagery is extremely useful for reconnaissance level geologic mapping and analysis in this region of the humid tropics. In particular, ERTS imagery has proven useful for recognizing and mapping regional structural units, for recognizing major structural features, and for arriving at some preliminary hypotheses about the mineral potential of the area. Results so far indicate that ERTS imagery can make a major contribution to the development of the mineral resources of the country. Research has concentrated on applications of ERTS imagery in the field of cartography, geology, forestry, hydrology and agriculture. For the work in geology, a test site was chosen in eastern Zaire on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in the vicinity of the Lukuga River. This area was selected because of its varied geology and the existence of two frames of cloud-free ERTS imagery.
Document ID
19740022659
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wolyce, U.
(Bureau du President Kinshasa, Zaire)
Ilunga, S.
(Bureau du President Kinshasa, Zaire)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d ERTS-1 Symp., Vol. 1, Sect. A
Subject Category
Geophysics
Report/Patent Number
PAPER-G27
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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