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Complex Terrain Mapping

Integrated Use of Stereo Air Photos and Satellite Images

Rivard, Lambert, Hehner-Rivard, Carla

2014, VII, 306 p. 188 illus., 6 illus. in color.

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  • First comprehensive documentation of the concept of complex terrain
  • Integration of satellite imagery and air photos
  • Mono and stereo air photo viewing at a glance
A review of five major categories of lithogenetic and morphogenetic terrain types meet the complex terrain criteria: landslides, field photos of slope failures, bedrocks, nonglacial surficial deposits, glacial and alpine-glacial, and periglacial. Interpretations are based on personal knowledge and available background materials. This monograph documents a concept of complex terrains with the use of 208 illustrations, including 64 analyzed and extensively commented examples of stereo-pair air photos and 64 related satellite images.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Complex Terrain - Stereo Air Photos - Stereo Satellite Images

Related subjects » Geographical Information Systems

Table of contents 

Preface.- Complex terrain.- Stereo air photos.- High resolution stereo satellite images.- Introduction.- Air photo layout format.- Regional setting satellite images.- Landslide types.- Field photos of slope failures.- Bedrock types.- Nonglacial surficial deposits.- Glacial and alpine-glacial types.- Periglacial types.

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