15 November 1993 Identifying deep-gravel strata from dispersed thermal radiation
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Abstract
First efforts by the Southern Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service at locating gravel deposits using thermal imagery began in 1983. Of the available remote sensing methods, only the method using the Thermal Infrared Multi Spectral Scanner (TIMS) has produced a promising correlation with known subsurface gravel deposits. In 1988, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found the results of these efforts of sufficient interest to accept the study as a joint effort with the NASA Space Technology Laboratory at Bay St. Louis, MS under their Earth Observation Commercialization and Applications Program (EOCAP). That program continued through 1992. Over three million cubic meters of gravel bearing deposits were identified with thermal imagery between 1987 and 1991.
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Douglas E. Scholen, "Identifying deep-gravel strata from dispersed thermal radiation", Proc. SPIE 1942, Underground and Obscured Object Imaging and Detection, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160339; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.160339
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