Potentially active volcanoes of Peru-Observations using Landsat Thematic Mapper and Space Shuttle imagery

  title={Potentially active volcanoes of Peru-Observations using Landsat Thematic Mapper and Space Shuttle imagery},
  author={S. L. de Silva and Peter W. Francis},
  journal={Bulletin of Volcanology},
Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images and Space Shuttle color photograph have been used to make a synoptic study of the volcanoes of southern Peru (∼14°–17° S), the northernmost portin of the Central Volcanic Zone (CVZ ∼14°–28° S) of the Andes. Apart from providing consistent coverage, the chief merit of the TM for this study has been the spatial resolution provided by the ∼30-m pixel size. The optimal ∼20-m resolution, variable lighting and viewing geometry, and stereo capability of the Shuttle… 
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