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Exploration Technique: Aerial Photography

Exploration Technique Information
Exploration Group: Remote Sensing Techniques
Exploration Sub Group: Passive Sensors
Parent Exploration Technique: Passive Sensors
Information Provided by Technique
Lithology:
Stratigraphic/Structural: map structures/faults
Hydrological: map surface water features
Thermal: if photos taken in winter snow cover, can map thermal anomalies
Cost Information
Low-End Estimate (USD): 100.3610,036 centUSD
0.1 kUSD
1.0036e-4 MUSD
1.0036e-7 TUSD
/ sq. mile
Median Estimate (USD): 240.5424,054 centUSD
0.241 kUSD
2.4054e-4 MUSD
2.4054e-7 TUSD
/ sq. mile
High-End Estimate (USD): 2,360.00236,000 centUSD
2.36 kUSD
0.00236 MUSD
2.36e-6 TUSD
/ sq. mile
Time Required
Low-End Estimate: 0.10 days2.737851e-4 years
2.4 hours
0.0143 weeks
0.00329 months
/ sq. mile
Median Estimate: 0.26 days7.118412e-4 years
6.24 hours
0.0371 weeks
0.00854 months
/ sq. mile
High-End Estimate: 2 days0.00548 years
48 hours
0.286 weeks
0.0657 months
/ sq. mile
Additional Info
Cost/Time Dependency: Location, Size, Resolution, Terrain, Weather, # of Turns
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Aerial Photography:
Aerial photography involves taking photos from elevated platforms such as manned or remote controlled aircrafts or helicopters.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle



 
Use in Geothermal Exploration
 
Aerial photography is traditionally used to provide a birds-eye view of the geothermal area of interest, often providing the first views of a prospect. Aerial photos can be invaluable for identifying areas of interest that need to be included in geologic field mapping, as well as serve as orientation guides in the field.

One type of aerial photography, termed low-sun-angle (LSA) aerial photography, can be used to identify areas of uplift associated with faults (Bell, et al., 2009). LSA photos are taken when the sun is between 10-25° above horizon at a scale of 1:12,000 or larger. Elevation accuracy can be as good as 0.3 m using this method.

Snow-Melt photography and analysis is a valuable and low cost tool for local and regional heat flow assessments.




 
Data Access and Acquisition
 
Today, current high-resolution aerial photography can be found for most locations on many internet mapping sites. Historical aerial photographs can be obtained from local aerial photography services.







 
References
 


Page Area Activity Start Date Activity End Date Reference Material
Aerial Photography (Nannini, 1986) Unspecified


Aerial Photography At Beowawe Hot Springs Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003) Beowawe Hot Springs Geothermal Area


Aerial Photography At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank Engineering Ltd, 2003) Blue Mountain Geothermal Area 1993 1994


Aerial Photography At Brady Hot Springs Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003) Brady Hot Springs Area


Aerial Photography At Chena Geothermal Area (Kolker, 2008) Chena Geothermal Area 1979 1980


Aerial Photography At Coso Geothermal Area (1968-1971) Coso Geothermal Area 1968 1971


Aerial Photography At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Blackwell, Et Al., 2003) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area


Aerial Photography At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Helton, Et Al., 2011) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2011 2011


Aerial Photography At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2000 2000


Aerial Photography At Hawthorne Area (Lazaro, Et Al., 2010) Hawthorne Area


Aerial Photography At Nevada Test And Training Range Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2004) Nevada Test And Training Range Area


Aerial Photography At Pilgrim Hot Springs Area (Prakash, Et Al., 2010) Pilgrim Hot Springs Area


Aerial Photography At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Petersen, 1975) Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area 1975 1975


Aerial Photography At Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area (Ward, Et Al., 1978) Roosevelt Hot Springs Geothermal Area 1978 1978


Aerial Photography At Truckhaven Area (Layman Energy Associates, 2006) Truckhaven Area



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