Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Page No. 1 - 9

Preliminary Structural Study of Landsat Imagery over Wamba and Environs, Nasarawa State, Northcentral Nigeria

Authors : G.K. Anudu, S.E. Obrike, S. Iyakwari and A.E. Ikpokonte

Abstract: Wamba and environs is underlain by the migmatities, gneisses, Older Granites, Younger Granites, Awgu Shale and Lafia Formation. LANDSAT 5-TM imagery over the area has been analysed and interpreted in order to determine the lineament trends, drainage network and lineament density across the area. Rose (azimuth-frequency) diagram plots of the structures (lineaments) from both the imagery and field measurements show NE-SW, NNE-SSW, E-W, NNW-SSE and N-S directions with the dominant trends in the NE-SW and NNESSW directions. Two prominent faults (F1, F2) were identified on the imagery. The superposition of the lineament map and drainage map depicts that the dendritic drainage pattern of the area is lithologically and structurally controlled. The lineament map, lineament density contour map, lineament density image map and lineament density surface map show that the lineament density is high around Monkwar, Zamatak, Ninkade, Mugu, Gwanzu and Garko underlain by migmatites, gneisses and Older Granites.

How to cite this article:

G.K. Anudu, S.E. Obrike, S. Iyakwari and A.E. Ikpokonte, 2012. Preliminary Structural Study of Landsat Imagery over Wamba and Environs, Nasarawa State, Northcentral Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1-9.

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