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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
Studying 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 blocks...
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., Greece), 2007
Use of satellite data for oil&gas prospecting in central Africa
International Conference Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies, 18 20 Aipril

"Analysis 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 Data

O. V. Anisimova, Dubna International University for Nature, Society, and Man, N. V. Koronovsky, Faculty of Geology, Moscow State University
Lineaments 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.

Zlatopolsky, A.A.
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.

Zlatopolsky A.A.
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.

 

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