Part 1: Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation of Satellite Images
W. S. Kowalik, B. P. Dean, D. T. Harris, 1994. "Part 1: Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation of Satellite Images", Satellite Images of Carbonate Depositional Settings, P. M. Harris, W. S. Kowalik
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The goal of Part 1 is to provide enough background to help you gain an understanding of features that appear in satellite images of modern carbonate environments. Part 1 contains a description of the acquisition, digital image processing, and interpretation of satellite images of modern carbonate environments. This background introduces the images in Part 2 and helps you understand the application of these images as analogs for ancient carbonate settings. First, we explain the interaction of sunlight with the earth's surface, then describe the satellites, compare their images, and explain image processing techniques. We then interpret satellite images of the Caicos Platform, British West Indies, as an example.
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The book (147 p., color throughout) was originally published by AAPG in 1994 as a series of satellite images of modern carbonate environments to depict modern analogs in real-world scale to use for comparison to subsurface examples. Bahamas, Abu Dhabi, Belize, Great Barrier Reef, Caicos Platform—all are classic modern carbonate areas.