Method for identifying sedimentary bodies from images and its application to mineral exploration
Wilkinson, Murray Justin (Jan 10, 2006). "Method for identifying sedimentary bodies from images and its application to mineral exploration." 6,985,606 60362670
A method is disclosed for identifying a sediment accumulation from an image of a part of the earth's surface. The method includes identifying a topographic discontinuity from the image. A river which crosses the discontinuity is identified from the image. From the image, paleocourses of the river are identified which diverge from a point where the river crosses the discontinuity. The paleocourses are disposed on a topographically low side of the discontinuity. A smooth surface which emanates from the point is identified. The smooth surface is also disposed on the topographically low side of the point.