(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Remote sensing and geophysical investigations in French Guiana

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEROIN J.-P. (1) ; DELOR C. (2) ;
(1) Univ. Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CEGENAA EA 3795, Dep. Sciences de la Terre, Reims, FRANCE


Remote sensing investigations carried out in French Guiana mainly with radar data is allowing to differentiate morphologies and lithologies, and to map large-scale structures, particularly in the volcanosedimentary units of the Northern Synclinorium. For the Palaeoproterozoic series, airborne total magnetic field provides better arguments to highlight structural features, while airborne radiometry delineates more accurate contrasts for plutonic varieties. Airborne total magnetic field and SAR data provide information about the basaltic dykes, which cut through the Proterozoic terranes. Other results concerning the geomorphology and hydrogeology of the coastal plain have been obtained (fan-shaped arrangement, capture, migration of the estuaries, etc.). In the particular case of the preserved rain forest of French Guiana, the SAR backscattering is mainly due to the shape of the homogeneous canopy modulated by regional morphology


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no4 [pp. 511-534]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.




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