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Eyed drainages observed in IRS imagery in Tamil Nadu, India and their geological significance

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It has been established beyond doubt that the drainage architecture and the fluvial histories of river systems give excellent indications not only on the surficial lithology but also on the ongoing morphotectonic processes of the planet Earth. Among the various drainage patterns, the 'eyed drainage' pattern is considered to be one of the most significant anomalies and such 'mega eyed' drainages interpreted from IRS-1A imagery in some of the major river systems in Tamil Nadu, Indian Peninsula, are found to signify ongoing tectonic movements in an otherwise seismically inert shield area.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 15, 2000

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