Application of various remote sensing and aerial photography data sets to resolve surface structure in areas of poor exposure: Examples from Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia and Katalla area, Alaska USA

Sarah Natalie Heinlein, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

For many years now remote sensing data sets and application techniques of these various data have been routinely used in geological studies. Some of these studies are as basic as using Google Earth applications for general reconnaissance to more sophisticated methods for energy exploration or development of active tectonic models for a region. This dissertation presents data from two study areas within the northern pacific region utilizing a number of remote sensing and aerial photography data: 1) Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, and 2) Katalla area of southern Alaska, USA. The Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia study evaluates surface geomorphology which includes the morphology of faults and diffusion modeling to estimate κ and slip-rates. The Katalla area study evaluates both 1) the surface geomorphology along the Ragged Mountain fault and 2) mapping bedrock geology. These regional maps can be used to develop 3D and 4D models either directly through 3D visualization or through reconstruction of cross-sections to develop a 3D model. The results show that these data sets allow construction of improved regional maps of bedding, and fault traces in areas of poor outcrop. ^

Subject Area

Geology|Geomorphology

Recommended Citation

Heinlein, Sarah Natalie, "Application of various remote sensing and aerial photography data sets to resolve surface structure in areas of poor exposure: Examples from Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia and Katalla area, Alaska USA" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI3566541.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI3566541

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