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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Integrating remote sensing and magnetic data for structural geology investigation in pegmatite areas in eastern Afghanistan
Author(s): Ratib Salehi; Nureddin M. Saadi; Ahmed Khalil; Koichiro Watanabe
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Paper Abstract

This study used an integrated approach to investigate pegmatite areas in eastern Afghanistan. The analysis of surface data, including a digital elevation model (DEM), and Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images, was combined with airborne magnetic data to better understand three-dimensional geology in the area. The ETM+ and DEM data were used to map geological structures at the surface, which indicate that the area consists of two main fault systems that trend NNE and E-W. The two trends represent the remnants of reactivated structures that formed under the stress regimes generated during the tectonic evolution of eastern Afghanistan. Magnetic data indicate an NE-SW trending basin. A two-dimensional schematic model shows that the basin gradually deepens toward the SW with depths to the magnetic basement ranging between 2 and 11.5 km. The integration of the results gave new insight into the tectonic evolution and structure patterns near the pegmatites area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2015
PDF: 14 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 9(1) 096097 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.9.096097
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 9, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Ratib Salehi, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Nureddin M. Saadi, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Ahmed Khalil, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (Egypt)
Koichiro Watanabe, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)

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