Michael C. Wizevich, 1991. "Photomosaics of Outcrops: Useful Photographic Techniques", The Three-Dimensional Facies Architecture of Terrigenous Clastic Sediments and its Implications for Hydrocarbon Discovery and Recovery, Andrew D. Miall, Noel Tyler
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Photomosaics can be useful tools for understanding and communicating geologic features expressed on outcrop faces. In order to utilize photomosaics properly, maximum resolution and minimum geometric distortion of the features is necessary. Maximum resolution is best obtained by using quality equipment and by attending to proper technique. In some cases increasing contrast will improve resolution; various methods can be utilized.
Sufficient overlap of photographs in the construction of photomosaics will remove distortion in most situations. A common problem is perspective distortion, the convergence of vertical lines. This occurs when the film plane and outcrop face are not parallel and...
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The Three-Dimensional Facies Architecture of Terrigenous Clastic Sediments and its Implications for Hydrocarbon Discovery and Recovery
While there has been much interest in recent years in concepts of sequence stratigraphy, this book focuses on stratigraphic units that are, in general, an order of magnitude smaller than sequences. A knowledge of such architectural detail is of considerable significance in the development of detailed, scaled facies models for depositional environments, and is of paramount importance in the efficient design of advanced petroleum recovery projects. This book is the outcome of a SEPM Research Symposium held at the annual meeting of the Society in San Antonio, Texas, April 1989. The intent of the meeting was to bring together modern research on facies architecture, and to apply this research to the investigation of reservoir heterogeneities and production problems.