Mathematical Geology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 161–179 | Cite as

Determination of total, commonality, and uniqueness of interpreted structural elements from remotely sensed data in Alaska

  • George H. Rosenfield


Statistical analysis is conducted to determine the unique value of real- and synthetic-aperture side-looking airborne radar (SLAR) to detect interpreted structural elements. SLAR images were compared to standard and digitally enhanced Landsat multispectral scanner (MSS) images and to aerial photographs. After interpretation of the imagery, data were cumulated by total length in miles and by frequency of counts. Maximum uniqueness is obtained first from real-aperture SLAR, 58.3% of total, and, second, from digitally enhanced Landsat MSS images, 54.1% of total.

Key words

SLAR Landsat structural features radar statistical analysis 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • George H. Rosenfield
    • 1
  1. 1.521 National CenterU.S. Geological SurveyRestonUSA

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