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Applications and challenges for high resolution airborne surveys in populated areas

Lee, M.K.; Peart, R.J.; Cuss, R.J.; Jones, D.G.; Beamish, D.; Vironmaki, J.. 2001 Applications and challenges for high resolution airborne surveys in populated areas. In: EAGE 63rd Conference & Technical Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11-15 June 2001. EAGE, 1-4.

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Abstract/Summary

The role of high resolution airborne surveys is extending well beyond the traditional areas of mineral and hydrocarbons exploration and regional mapping, which were often focused on the relatively unpopulated and remote regions of the world. As an increasing proportion of the Earth’s surface is affected by human activity, airborne survey techniques are being adapted and applied to development-related issues in more populated areas. The value of radiometric and electromagnetic data (in particular) has been recognised for addressing a range of environmental issues and, more generally, airborne surveys are seen as an effective, non-invasive means of providing multiple development-related geoscience data sets in a single operation. These new applications present many operational, processing and interpretation challenges. This paper provides an overview of some of the issues addressed in this Special Session on ‘The role of high resolution airborne surveys in environmental monitoring and sustainable development of resources’.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 17 May 2016 14:37 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/513636

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