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LANDSAT imagery analysis: An aid for predicting landslide prone areas for highway construction. [in Arkansas]
Author and Affiliation:
Macdonald, H. C.(Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville, AR, United States)
Grubbs, R. S.(Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville, AR, United States)
Abstract: The most obvious landform features of geologic significance revealed on LANDSAT imagery are linear trends or lineaments. These trends were found to correspond, at least to a large degree, with unmapped faults or complex fracture zones. LANDSAT imagery analysis in northern Arkansas revealed a lineament complex which provides a remarkable correlation with landslide-prone areas along major highway routes. The weathering properties of various rock types, which are considered in designing stable cut slopes and drainage structures, appear to be adversely influenced by the location and trends of LANDSAT defined lineaments. Geologic interpretation of LANDSAT imagery, where applicable and utilized effectively, provides the highway engineer with a tool for predicting and evaluating landslide-prone areas.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1975
Document ID:
19760010422
(Acquired Nov 18, 1995)
Accession Number: 76N17510
Subject Category: EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number: G-12
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA Earth Resources Surv. Symp., Vol. 1-B; p 769-778
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Arkansas Univ.; Dept. of Geology.; Fayetteville, AR, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ARKANSAS; EARTH RESOURCES PROGRAM; GEOLOGICAL FAULTS; LANDSAT 1; LANDSLIDES; HIGHWAYS; STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES (GEOLOGY); WEATHERING
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center NASA Earth Resources Surv. Symp., Vol. 1-B p 769-778 (SEE N76-17501 08-43)
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