Accession Number : ADP002076

Title :   Andean Geocryogenic Features in Satellite Imagery and Accidents Warning,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA Y GLACIOLOGIA MENDOZA

Personal Author(s) : Corte,A. E. ; Trombotto,D.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Four types of andean cryogenic features are compared based on ground experiences, aereal photographs and satellite imagery: uncovered glaciers; debris-covered glaciers; rock glaciers; a soligelifluction contact. Satellite imagery can have very useful in insolated areas for warning on glaciological accidents, because the uncovered ice shows very clearly when located on a dark background of water, vegetation or rocks. The other three features are not clearly distinguished in satellite imagery without ground experience. Fortunatelly, they are not related to cryogenic accidents.

Descriptors :   *Remote systems, *Mapping, *Glaciers, Mountains, Argentina, Image processing, Land areas, Land ice

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE