Remote Sensing Questions Chapter 12

  1. For what types of geologic study are airphotos routinely used?
  2. What factors influence the quantity and quality of geologic information interpreted from aerial photographs?
  3. Why do geologists use stereoscopic analysis?
  4. What are the three rock families and how are they each formed?
  5. Differentiate between surficial deposits and structural features.
  6. Discuss the age relationship of rock layers in an eroded anticline and an eroded syncline and relate dip direction to rock age.
  7. On an airphoto, what features or clues indicate possible faults?
  8. What factors influence the drainage patterns of an area?
  9. Identify twelve drainage patterns and explain how they form and what they indicate.
  10. What are the three drainage textures and what do they each indicate about lithology?
  11. How does the presence of horizontal sandstone, shale, and limestone each affect the topography and how can they be identified on an aerial photo in both humid and arid regions?
  12. What is the effect if they are interbedded?
  13. How does each of these become identifiable when they are folded?
  14. What erosional landforms result from each of the following agents and what factors may help identify they on aerial photographs? running water
  15. ground water
  16. alpine glaciers
  17. continental glaciers
  18. waves
  19. wind
  20. What depositional landforms result from each of the following processes and what factors may help identify they on aerial photographs? fluvial
  21. solution
  22. alpine glaciation
  23. continental glaciation
  24. wave action
  25. eolian
  26. How are depositional features constructed along shorelines?
  27. What four factors influence sand dune development?