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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 305-312

Regional Geological Structure of the Northern Part of Arabian Plate and Hydrocarbon Perspective of Syrian Territory According to Complex Processing of Satellite and Gravimetric Data

V.I. Gornyy 1, O. Ammar 2, A. Kafri 2, A.V. Kiselev 1, S.G. Kritsuk 1, I.Sh. Latypov 1, H. Minini 2
1 Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety, Russian Academy of Sciences, 18, Korpusnaya Str. Saint-Petersburg, 197110, Russia
2 General Organization of Remote Sensing, Syria Damascus, P.O.Box: 12586
The aim of this paper is to investigate the regional geological structure of the Arabian Plate and to reveal new perspective oil-bearing areas. The set of maps was prepared by using digital data acquired by NOAA (AVHRR) and Terra (MODIS) satellites, as well as the SRTM digital elevation model and the gravity field ΔG in the Bouguer reduction. The map of convective heat flux was compiled by using the results of multiple satellite survey. The automatic lineament analysis was carried out. Multilayer system and cross sections of apparent rock density of crust and upper mantle were obtained as the automatic solution of ill-posed problem of gravimetry. The analysis of regional geological structure of the Arabian Plate, as well as the major regularities of oilfields spatial distribution according the palopositions of uplifting mantle convection structures and Arabian Plate drifts were done on the base of satellite data visual interpretations. The supervise classification was carried out for the oil-bearing areas prognostication.
Keywords: the Arabian Plate, satellite data, a gravity field, an inverse problem, mantle convection, geodynamics, a complex processing, oil fields
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