Seasat satellite investigation of the structure of western Nebraska and its application to the evaluation of geothermal resources [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1981. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 20 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Seasat synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imagery was used to interpret the structural framework and, indirectly, the geothermal potential of an area in western Nebraska. Lineaments were mapped from the imagery and then compared to known structure. It was found that Seasat does record surface manifestations of subtle basement structures, particularly faulting. Furthermore, four areas with geothermal potential were delineated using Seasat and other data. It is stressed that more subsurface geology and geophysical data are needed before a final evaluation of the geothermal potential can be made. Seasat imagery is a useful reconnaissance exploration tool in the interpretation of regional structure within areas of little topographic relief.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1981., "la-ur-81-1454", " conf-810557-1", International symposium of remote sensing of environment, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 11 May 1981., and Stix, J.
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