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Automatic Analysis of Microstructure of Cohesive Sediments

  • Peter Smart
  • N. K. Tovey
  • X. Leng
  • M. W. Hounslow
  • I. McConnochie
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)

Abstract

Qualitative interpretation of electron micrographs of soils and sediments is both useful and necessary (see, e.g., Smart and Tovey, 1981; Grabowska-Olszewska et al., 1984; Bennett and Hulbert, 1986). However, quantitative instrumental interpretation is needed:
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    to express more precisely that which can be seen by eye;

     
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    to present data in a form suitable for statistical testing;

     
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    to retrieve information that cannot be obtained by eye;

     
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    to release expensive staff for productive work.

     

Keywords

Gray Level Void Ratio Random Cluster Adaptive Thresholding Phase Discrimination 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Smart
  • N. K. Tovey
  • X. Leng
  • M. W. Hounslow
  • I. McConnochie

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