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Skylab-4 visual observations project: Geological features of southwestern North America

Silver, Leon T. and Anderson, T. H. and Conway, C. M. and Murray, J. D. and Powell, R. E. (1975) Skylab-4 visual observations project: Geological features of southwestern North America. Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences Contribution, 2694. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Visual observations conducted by Skylab-4 crewmen on seven designated geological target areas and other targets of opportunity in parts of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico were described. The experiments were designed to learn how effectively geologic features could be observed from orbit and what research information could be obtained from the observations when supported by ground studies. For the limited preparation they received, the crewmen demonstrated exceptional observational ability and produced outstanding photographic studies. They also formulated cogent opinions on how to improve future observational and photo-documentation techniques. From the photographs and other observations, it was possible to obtain significant research contributions to on-going field investigations. These contributions were integrated into other aspects of the ground investigations to the following topics: major faults, regional stratigraphy, occurrence of Precambrian crystalline rocks, mapping of Mesozoic volcanic rocks, regional geology.

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AstronautCarr, G. P.Carr-Gerald-PUNSPECIFIED
AstronautGibson, E. G.Gibson-Edward-GUNSPECIFIED
AstronautPogue, W. R.Pogue-William-RUNSPECIFIED
Additional Information:NASA Technical Report NASA-CR-147392. N76 -15537. (NASA-CR-147392 ) SKYLAB-4 VISUAL OBSERVATIONS PROJECT: GEOLOGICAL FEATURES OF SOUTHWESTERN NORTH AMERICA. Final Report (Cal1fornia lnst. of Tech .) 189 p. CSCL 0 8G G3/43. Unclas 08458. The Skylab 4 mission started on November 16, 1973.
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Subject Keywords:Skylab-4 Visual ; SL-4 ; SLM-3
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