Terrain Analysis From Space Shuttle Photographs of Tibet

by Raymond A. Kreig, R. A. Kreig & Associates Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Cheng Guodong, R. A. Kreig & Associates Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Jerry Brown, R. A. Kreig & Associates Inc, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering


Several Space Shuttle missions obtained false color and large format, high resolution, black and white stereo photography at an approximate scale of 1:800,000. In addition to available space photography, existing permafrost and geology mapping at a scale of 1:600,000 is available along the Qinghai-Xizang Highway. Since these missions did not significantly cover the higher latitudes of North America, using this photography is being used to demonstrate their future application in cold regions. Preliminary terrain analyses for several images adjacent to the highway are based on borehole data, local experience, and imagery interpretations.

Subject Headings: Aircraft and spacecraft | Photography | Terrain | Space exploration | Soil analysis | Data analysis | Aerial photography | Permafrost | Tibet | China | Asia | North America

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