USE of Landsat 8 OLI Images to the Characterization of Hercynian Deformation of the Ougarta (South-West Algeria)

  • Chakib HarouzEmail author
  • Kamel Amri
  • Rachid Hamdidouche
  • Kawther Araibia
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The range of Ougarta is located in the suture zone between the Panafrican domain of West Africa and the West African craton. It is a strongly folded region; these folds were guided by large pan-African shear zone during the Hercynian and later compression phases. The specific treatments applied to the Landsat 8 OLI images allowed for the determination the lithologies recognized in the field and the structures associated with the large pan-African shear-zones.


Ougarta Panafrican Hercynian Remote sensing Structural mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chakib Harouz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kamel Amri
    • 2
  • Rachid Hamdidouche
    • 3
  • Kawther Araibia
    • 2
  1. 1.LGEOPH/USTHBBab EzzouarAlgeria
  2. 2.LGGIP/USTHBBab EzzouarAlgeria
  3. 3.LGBSO/USTHBBab EzzouarAlgeria

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