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INDIAN JOURNAL OF GEOMORPHOLOGY, Volume 24 (1+2), Jan.-June + July-Dec., 2019, pp.35-43

MAPPING OF LINEAMENTS IN NORTH WEST PART OF GAVILGARH FAULT, AMRAVATI DISTRICT OF MAHARASHTRA USING SATELITE IMAGE

S.P. Masurkar

Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra (India)

B.S. Manjare

Department of Geology RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra (India) 

S.M. Tale

Department of Civil Engineering, COEAT, Akola, SGB, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra (India)


Abstract

 Lineament analysis of Wan River sub basin and adjoining area were carried out using a remotely sensed IRS-LISS-3 Satellite imagery. Total 94 lineaments have been extracted from the LISS III image of 23.5 meters spatial resolution. The extracted lineaments were statistically analyzed to determine lengths and intersections of the lineaments to generate rose diagram and lineament intersection map. The lineament/fracture analyses indicated that the area has numerous long and short fractures whose structural trends are mainly in north-south and east- west direction. The cross-cutting lineaments are relatively high areas around the central north-eastern and south-western parts of the study area but low in the other areas. The zones of high lineament intersection density are feasible zones for tectonic activity in the study area. The study has led to the delineation of lineament of the study for the relevance to the Son Narmada Tapti Lineament.

Key words: Lineaments, Gavilgarh Fault, Satellite Image.