Fault Trench Documentation; Sketch Vs Imagery Trench Logging
The current industry standard for fault documentation is a sketch‐based trench log. I propose that photographic imagery should be used to enhance this procedure. I will use key trench details to describe fault characterization, and the overall geology of what is happening at a fault trench using the ‘Image‐based Method.’ A careful examination of current Sketch‐based method will be discussed and compared with Image‐based Method. My goal is to show that Image‐based Method is more accurate and reliable to construct a trench log and should be a new standard for the future. The advantage of this Image‐based procedure helps to preserve all data of site with an image, as opposed creating a sketch that will have only an individual’s interpretation causing some information to be lost.
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