Accession Number : AD0892971

Title :   Remote Sensing Survey of the Coso Geothermal Area, Inyo County, California.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication 1968-1971,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Koenig, James B. ; Gawarecki, Stephen J. ; Austin, Carl F.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The Coso geothermal area, located primarily within the test ranges of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Calif., is an area of granitic rock exposure and fracture-controlled explosion breccias and perlitic domes. Fumarolic and hot springs activity are present at scattered locations. Remote sensing studies were made that included color and color IR photography, 8- to 14-micrometer IR imagery, and snowmelt patterns. Color photography and snowmelt patterns were of greatest utility in locating areas of presently active thermal fluid leakage, and color photography was of the greatest utility in facilitating geologic interpretation. Infrared imagery appeared to be of value in delineating the typical arcuate structural patterns inherent in geothermal deposits throughout the western United States. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING, INFRARED RADIATION), (*INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, FAULTS(GEOLOGY)), (*COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOINTERPRETABILITY), INFRARED IMAGES, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, IGNEOUS ROCK, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), GRANITE, DRAINAGE, SNOW, MELTING, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, HEAT TRANSFER, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, CALIFORNIA.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE