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ASTER DEM Based Studies for Geological Investigation around Singhbhum Shear Zone (SSZ) in Jharkhand, India

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B. SINGH, J. DOWERAH

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Singhbhum Shear Zone (SSZ) is a geologically rich belt with structures like faults and folds being the distinctive features. Due to these characteristics this area has been an important centre of studies since past few decades. With the advent of Remote Sensing and GIS, it has been possible to study and interprete geological setting of any area in the laboratory itself without even visiting the field again and again. The present study aims to investigate the geology of the SSZ from ASTER DEM by observing the elevation, as-pect, texture, pattern etc of shaded relief images. This can prove to be an excellent supplementary information database for interpretations along with other data.

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RS-GIS, ASTER DEM, Singhbhum Shear Zone (SSZ), geological structure

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B. SINGH and J. DOWERAH, "ASTER DEM Based Studies for Geological Investigation around Singhbhum Shear Zone (SSZ) in Jharkhand, India," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2010, pp. 11-14. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2010.21003.

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The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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