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A study of structural lineaments in Pantanal (Brazil) using remote sensing data

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Author(s):
Paranhos Filho, Antonio C. [1, 2] ; Nummer, Alexis R. [1, 3] ; Albrez, Edilce A. [2] ; Ribeiro, Alisson A. [2] ; Machado, Romulo [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul, Ctr Ciencias Exatas & Tecnol, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rural Rio de Janeiro, Inst Agron, Dept Geociencias, BR-23890000 Seropedica, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 85, n. 3, p. 913-922, Set. 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

This paper presents a study of the structural lineaments of the Pantanal extracted visually from satellite images (CBERS-2B satellite, Wide Field Imager sensor, a free image available in INTERNET) and a comparison with the structural lineaments of Precambrian and Paleozoic rocks surrounding the Cenozoic Pantanal Basin. Using a free software for satellite image analysis, the photointerpretation showed that the NS, NE and NW directions observed on the Pantanal satellite images are the same recorded in the older rocks surrounding the basin, suggesting reactivation of these basement structural directions during the Quaternary. So the Pantanal Basin has an active tectonics and its evolution seems to be linked to changes that occurred during the Andean subduction. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52614-4 - Subdivision of the Pantanal area in geological and environmental counterparts
Grantee:Teodoro Isnard Ribeiro de Almeida
Support type: Regular Research Grants