Remote Sensing Survey of the Coso Geothermal Area Inyo County California

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Abstract
The Coso geothermal area, located primarily within the test ranges of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, Calif., is an area of granitic rock exposure and fracture-controlled explosion breccias and perlitic domes. Fumarolic and hot springs activity are present at scattered locations. Remote sensing studies were made that included color and color IR photography, 8- to 14-micrometer IR imagery, and snowmelt patterns. Color photography and snowmelt patterns were of greatest utility in locating areas of presently active thermal fluid leakage, and color photography was of the greatest utility in facilitating geologic interpretation. Infrared imagery appeared to be of value in delineating the typical arcuate structural patterns inherent in geothermal deposits throughout the western United States.

Authors 
James B. Koenig, Stephen J. Gawarecki and Carl F. Austin








Published 
Naval Weapons Center, 1972





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James B. Koenig,Stephen J. Gawarecki,Carl F. Austin. 1972. Remote Sensing Survey of the Coso Geothermal Area Inyo County California. China Lake, CA: Naval Weapons Center. 40p.