INFRARED RADIATION OF THE EARTH’S SURFACE AS THE REFLECTION OF DEEP-SEATED FAULTS. N.M. Bulaeva, Institute of Geothermal Problems, Daghestan Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences. Makhachkala, Russia

A method based on remote thermal sensing was proposed as the result of our recent investigations. It allows revealing some fragments of the Earth’s crust separated by deep-seated faults within sedimentary basins. This problem is of importance in the context of geological prospecting and ecologic studies.

The paper describes how to detect blocks separated by fault zones by remote sensing within both the infrared, and visible ranges.

How is the fragmentary Earth’s crust reflected in physical fields? And in which way are the fault zones reflected in the geothermal field? These questions will be important during the nearest years in spite of a great deal of investigations which became available due to aerial surveys and satellite observations.