Remote Sensing Techniques in Engineering Geology

A. S. Victorov and V. I. Makarov

Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Ulanskii per. 13, Moscow, 101000 Russia

Received April 22, 1998

Abstract—Based on the state-of-the-art analysis of remote sensing techniques, new trends in their possible use
in engineering geology are shown. In general, the current state of remote sensing is characterized by new data
sources and digital image processing. New approaches to image pattern processing were developed. The models
of mathematical landscape morphology give new possibilities for the use of remote sensing data in seismic
microzoning, prognosis of exogenous processes, analysis of geoenvironmental pollution, and recent tectonic