A Simple Method for Measuring Discontinuity Orientations from Terrestrial LIDAR Data
The measurement of discontinuity (joint) orientations is critical in assessing the stability of discontinuous rock slopes. The discontinuity orientations are used as input to all discontinuous modeling programs and methods, including kinematic screening methods and limited equilibrium sliding methods.
N. H. Maerz et al., "A Simple Method for Measuring Discontinuity Orientations from Terrestrial LIDAR Data," Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 185-194, Geological Society of America, May 2013.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gseegeosci.19.2.185
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Discontinuities; Orientation; Terrestrial Lidar; Three-Point Problem; Geomorphology; Lidar; Mapping Method; Measurement Method; Remote Sensing; Satellite Data; Satellite Imagery; Terrestrial Environment
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Article - Journal
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