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Structural Analysis of a Segment in Qatar-Kazerun Fault Using Satellite Images of Landsat 8

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The north-south Qatar-Kazerun fault, with an estimated 450-km length, is a fault with lithic basement. It is mostly covered by young Quaternary alluvium, which has led to obscurities of rock structure and fractures. As residential areas (such as Nour-Abad, Khumeh Zar, Qaemiyeh and Kamaraj) are mainly placed on plains covered by Quaternary alluvium, telemetry methods, especially structural analyses based on satellite images, which are nowadays regarded as good complements to field studies. That is why many satellites are recently launched for different scientific objectives. Landsat is one of these research satellites; it is for long helping scientists in different fields of natural sciences. The present paper enjoys the latest information obtained through Landsat 8. Using several image reproducing operations and assistant software, it draws a new structure for the area and presents it for further analysis and interpretation.

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Dana, S. , Almasian, M. , Soltani, M. and Kamel, S. (2015) Structural Analysis of a Segment in Qatar-Kazerun Fault Using Satellite Images of Landsat 8. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 499-513. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.57046.

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