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Chapter 2 (Part 1)
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Areas Covered: Surface Geographical Studies Collecting Data
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Historically exploration took place at or near oil seeps, where oil was actually present on the surface. Now: Scientist use several techniques to explore for hydrocarbons: Topography Aerial Photographs Satellite Images Radar Oil and Gas Seeps
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Topography: The study and mapping of natural and man made features on the surface of the land.
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Used to narrow vast regions down to areas small enough for surface and subsurface analyses. The past drawback: photos were shot at varying angles thus causing unequal quality making interpretation difficult. Current Technology: Remote Sensing – Using infrared or other means to map an area.
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Difficult to distinguish surface characteristics Varying camera angle produces unequal quality
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Landsat: Satellites that map the earth’s surface. Primary Function:
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course PRTR 1301 taught by Professor Christopherpaulk during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College System.

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951db617803effddffff8932ffffe415 - Chapter 2 (Part 1) Areas...

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