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Part 1: Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation of Satellite Images

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W. S. Kowalik
W. S. Kowalik
Chevron Petroleum Technology Company
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B. P. Dean
B. P. Dean
Chevron Petroleum Technology Company
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D. T. Harris
D. T. Harris
Chevron Petroleum Technology Company
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Published:
January 01, 1994

Abstract

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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AAPG Studies in Geology

Satellite Images of Carbonate Depositional Settings

P. M. Harris
P. M. Harris
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W. S. Kowalik
W. S. Kowalik
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
11
ISBN electronic:
9781629810171
Publication date:
January 01, 1994

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