Accession Number : AD0668438

Title :   MULTISPECTRAL PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF A RED-BED FACIES, MINAS BASIN, NOVA SCOTIA.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers no. 276,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Brown,George D. , Jr. ; Cronin,John F. ; Skehan,James W. ; Dowling,Richard W. ; O'Leary,Dennis W.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : For certain geologic-atmospheric interface environments, spectral photometric and photographic techniques are useful in three ways: first, to delineate lithologic units; second, to determine lithologic characteristics; and third, to provide information of the present environment. Investigations were conducted at two sites in the Minas Basin of Nova Scotia where variegated beds of the Triassic Wolfville and Blomidon formations are exposed. Laboratory spectrophotometric measurements, field photometric data, and narrow band photography of the sedimentary units demonstrate an increase, in the visible spectrum, of reflectivity with increase in wavelength of the incident radiant energy. Inorganic encrustations substantially alter the spectral characteristics of sedimentary units in situ. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOGEOLOGY, NOVA SCOTIA), STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, PHOTOGRAPHY, REFLECTIVITY, SURFACE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE