Priddy, C, Pringle, JK, Clarke, S and Pettigrew, R (2019) Application of photogrammetry to generate quantitative geobody data in ephemeral fluvial systems. Photogrammetric Record. ISSN 0031-868X

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Outcrop studies are often used as analogues to subsurface sedimentary reservoirs, with photogrammetry representing a useful technique to obtain quantitative geometrical data of sedimentary architectures. Digital photogrammetry techniques were used to study fluvial sediments of the Lower Jurassic Kayenta Formation of the western USA, and model-extracted statistics for channel and sheetflood elements, relevant to reservoir modelling, were compared to 1D and 2D datasets from the same outcrops. Results suggest that the 1D/2D data significantly underestimated element dimensions and ranges in ephemeral-fluvial systems. Consequently, this study demonstrates the value of photogrammetric techniques for obtaining statistically relevant and more accurate reservoir modelling input data from outcrop.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: photogrammetry, ephemeral fluvial, architectural elements, 3D modelling
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 10:57
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 15:16

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