Remote Sensing Questions Chapter 12
- For what types of geologic study are airphotos routinely used?
- What factors influence the quantity and quality of geologic information interpreted from
- Why do geologists use stereoscopic analysis?
- What are the three rock families and how are they each formed?
- Differentiate between surficial deposits and structural features.
- Discuss the age relationship of rock layers in an eroded anticline and an eroded syncline
and relate dip direction to rock age.
- On an airphoto, what features or clues indicate possible faults?
- What factors influence the drainage patterns of an area?
- Identify twelve drainage patterns and explain how they form and what they indicate.
- What are the three drainage textures and what do they each indicate about lithology?
- 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
- What is the effect if they are interbedded?
- How does each of these become identifiable when they are folded?
- What erosional landforms result from each of the following agents and what factors may
help identify they on aerial photographs? running water
- ground water
- alpine glaciers
- continental glaciers
- What depositional landforms result from each of the following processes and what factors
may help identify they on aerial photographs? fluvial
- alpine glaciation
- continental glaciation
- wave action
- How are depositional features constructed along shorelines?
- What four factors influence sand dune development?