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photogeology Line breaks: photo|geol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)dʒɪˈɒlədʒi/

Definition of photogeology in English:


[mass noun]
The field of study concerned with the geological interpretation of aerial photographs.
Example sentences
  • Photogeology instructs and provides practical experience in interpretation of structure, lithology, land forms and surface processes.
  • In its early years photogeology primarily entailed the mapping of dips, strikes, fold axes, faults, and stratigraphic contacts on stereoscopically-viewed black-and-white photos.


Example sentences
  • The authors are deeply indebted to A. Asioli and E. Fornaciari, University of Padova, for biostratigraphic analysis of some samples, and to M. Sgavetti, University of Parma, for photogeological analysis.
  • The base of the member is placed at the west side of Praltos Point at the base of a thick sandstone, but is defined on photogeological features by Aldiss & Edwards.
  • In addition, methods of photogeological interpretation that had been developed by oil companies were now being adopted more generally.
Example sentences
  • A photogeologist uses the different ways in which various rock-types respond to weathering and erosion under the prevailing climatic conditions to distinguish them.
  • Although oblique airphotos are often of value to the photogeologist, most studies make use of vertical airphotos.
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