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Application of remote sensing to identify coalfires in the Raniganj Coalbelt, India

Gangopadhyay, Prasun K; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala; Saha, Kanika


Raniganj and Jharia regions together have been for long the single largest coal supplier in India, now contributing about a quarter of the total output in the country. Numerous reasons such as improper mining techniques and policy, as well as unauthorized mining caused surface and subsurface coalfires in these areas. These coalfires burn millions of tonnes of valuable coal resources, creating severe environmental problems and posing enormous operational difficulties of mining. After first use...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2005.09.001


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