For about 20 years LESSA was applied in geodynamics, seismology,
forecast of minerals (gold, tin, amethyst, kimberlites …), petrography,
ecology, geological engineering … Those works were held near
Arkhangelsk and Voroneg , in Koozbus and Hungary, on the Caucasus
and on the Laptevih sea shelf. Not only air and space photos were
processed, but also radar images, drainage network and manual schemes,
elevation lines from topographical maps and so on.
Gul’shat Z. Gil’manova, Mikhail V. Goroshko, Oleg V. Rybas, Alexei N. Didenko, 2012 Lineament Analysis of Morphostructures of the Uchur-Maya Basin (Southeastern Siberian Platform) from SRTM Data: Relationship with Metallogeny
Panina L.V., Zaitsev V.A. 2016 , Geodynamics of the Scythian Plate "Study of neotectonics and geodynamics of seismically active areas is of great interest, both scientific and practical. Our article presents the results of structural–geomorphological analysis of the relief, back-stripping, tectonophysical modeling of tectonic deformations in the crystalline basement of the Scythian Plate, including estimated deformation values and stress field orientations, and statistical analysis of the radar satellite images using computer program LESSA. Recent uplifts and depressions complicated by weak zones (lineaments), many of which are faults, founded within the Scythian Plate using complex structural and geomorphological studies, which included visual interpretation of different-scale topographic maps, as well as an analysis and computer processing of radar satellite images. Based on the results of structural–geomorphological analysis and tectonophysical modeling, we identified an active geodynamic area in the basement of the Scythian Plate, which includes the Rostov salient, the northern part of the Stavropol uplift, Kuma–Tyulenev swell, the eastern part of the Karpinsky swell and Astrakhan salient. The morphostructural parameters of the Earth’s surface, which were calculated using the LESSA program, were compared. The discovered active geodynamic area in the basement of the Scythian Plate is also characterized by maximal lineament densities, high heat flow, seismicity and the occurrence of hydrocarbon accumulations. It was shown that the orientation of deformations within the Scythian Plate and Greater Caucasus orogen exhibits good correlation with those documented in the modern structural geometry of the Scythian Plate. The similarity between ancient and modern geodynamic processes allows us to propose that deformational processes in the crystalline basement of the Scythian Plate play a significant role in the formation of the modern topography and makes it possible to use morphostructural parameters of the relief for studying the deep structure of platform covers."
Yuri Baranov, Dmitry Lyugay, Yuri Kantemirov, 2008
Geology, Geophysics of Severo-Urengoy from Space
In the Severo-Urengoy field, VNIIGAZ performed a lineament analysis
of the space sounding data and consequent comparison of the space,
geological and geophysical, and also field-geological materials.
“For the more detailed classification of the territory, the satellite
images were processed by LESSA software complex, and it allows to
precise the faults locations, and to share the area into separate
Makridenko L.A, Boyarchuk K.A. (NPP VNIIEM); Webb G., Woodruff
A. (Commercial Space Technologies Ltd., UK); Florensky P.V., Miloserdova
L.V.(RS Oil and Gas University); Maloushina N.I. (TerraMentor e.e.i.g.,
Use of satellite
data for oil&gas prospecting in central Africa
International Conference Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies,
18 – 20 Aipril
of the schemes of the lineament field statistical coefficients reveals
high-gradient zones isolines that can be interpreted as faults
separating crustal zones with various fracturing pattern. This
method can be reliably used during the mapping of the zones of
recent volcanic activity for the recognition of the zones of
areal volcanism on the slopes of stratovolcanoes and their classification"
A.P.Khrenov, V.E.Shkarin, V.V.Zaitsev, (Russian Academy of
Sciences (IGEM RAS); NPO Mashinostroenia) Analysis
of the Areal Volcanism Zones of Klyuchevskoy Volcano Using SIR-C
O. V. Anisimova, Dubna International University
for Nature, Society, and Man, N. V. Koronovsky,
Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University
in the central part of the Moscow Syneclise and their relations
to faults in the basement
"The Lineament Extraction and Stripes Statistic Analysis (LESSA)
software package was used to examine changes in the lineament features
caused by seismic activity. Lack of vegetation facilitates the study
of the changes in the topography common to all events and makes
it possible to evaluate the seismic risk in this region."
A. Arellano-Baeza, A. Zverev, V. Malinnikov, Study
of the structure changes caused by earthquakes in Chile applying
the lineament analysis to the ASTER (TERRA) satellite data.
Malkin Boris V., Zlatopolsky Alexander A.
Southern Angola Lineament Tectonics Features Analysis via Image
Processing (LESSA) IGC - Florence, 2004, 199-42
Most of the application information is in Russian (see them on
the Russian site version). You can ask here
(in English) about the details of the researches you are interested
in. Also there are two articles in English about main algorithm
steps, about reliability and methodology testing.
Texture orientation description of remote sensing data using
LESSA (Lineament Extraction and Stripe Statistical Analysis), Computers
& Geosciences, 1997, vol. 23, N 1, pp. 45-62.
Program LESSA (Lineament Extraction and Stripe Statistical
Analysis) automated linear image features analysis - experimental
results, Computers & Geoscience, 1992, vol. 18, N 9, pp. 1121-1126.