Stereo Satellite Imagery
Exploration Technique: Stereo Satellite Imagery
|Exploration Technique Information|
|Exploration Group:||Remote Sensing Techniques|
|Exploration Sub Group:||Passive Sensors|
|Parent Exploration Technique:||Passive Sensors|
|Information Provided by Technique|
|Hydrological:||map surface water features, determine the boundary conditions of hydrothermal circulation|
|Low-End Estimate (USD):|| 259.0025,900 centUSD |
2.59e-7 TUSD / sq. mile
|Median Estimate (USD):|| 282.3128,231 centUSD |
2.8231e-7 TUSD / sq. mile
|High-End Estimate (USD):|| 362.6036,260 centUSD |
3.626e-7 TUSD / sq. mile
Stereo Satellite imaging also called stereoscopy or 3D imaging is a photography technique originally developed for creating the illusion of depth in an image or set of images. Two pictures of an object are taken from slightly different angles allowing for depth to be perceived when viewing the images. Several different techniques for viewing the images have been developed and 3D technology is quickly developing. The first stereo images were simply placed side by side and vied up-close, cross eyed, or through binoculars. Now stereo images are combined into one image and viewed through some sort of 3D glasses. In remote sensing applications photographs of the earth are taken and 3D topographic maps and computer models can be created using the stereo images.
Stereo image pairs are used to make digital elevation models (DEMs). A DEM can be used to determine the boundary conditions of hydrothermal circulation and water budget analysis in a geothermal area. Geologic mapping can also be done more efficiently with the aid of Stereoscopy and other remote sensing techniques. Stereo image pairs can be useful for identifying and mapping structures and faults in a geothermal area.
Clear skies are needed to obtain optical images for stereo satellite images. Optical images must be collected during daytime.
Cloud free images are sometimes difficult to obtain in regions with a high amount of cloud cover such as in the tropics or near an active smoking volcano.
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- Satellite Imaging Corperation. IKONOS Stereo Satellite Imagery [Internet]. 2013. [cited 2013/09/30]. Available from: http://www.satimagingcorp.com/svc/ikonos-stereo-satellite-images.html
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