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TitleRADARSAT-1 imagery and GIS modeling for mineral exploration in Nova Scotia, Canada
AuthorAkhavi, M S; Webster, T L; Raymond, D A
SourceGeocarto International vol. 16, no. 1, 2001 p. 57-64,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181771
PublisherInforma UK Limited
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNova Scotia
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramCanada Centre for Remote Sensing Divsion
Released2008 01 02
AbstractRadarsat's Application Development and Research Opportunity (ADRO) Project 656, with the Canadian Space Agency, has provided a wealth of Radarsat imagery for the Centre of Geographic Sciences. The focus has been on the validation of Radarsat data pertaining to geological investigations and base metal minerals exploration modeling. Two adjacent, descending Radarsat orbital tracks, comprising four Standard Beam Mode (S2) scenes, were ortho-rectified, histogram matched, filtered and mosaicked. The imagery encompasses a substantial portion of central Nova Scotia, Canada. The S2 mode Radarsat imagery has been integrated with digital geological, geophysical and stream sediment mineral data layers utilising GIS and image analysis software packages. Within the broader framework of ADRO Project 656, mineral potential models have been constructed for a selected subarea in north-central Nova Scotia. These models, which consist of value-added Radarsat S2, geological, geophysical and stream sediment mineral concentration data layers, have contributed to a better understanding of the geological nature of central Nova Scotia and facilitated potential identification of mineral emplacement targets.

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