Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Solid Earth, 10, 2137–2166, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-2137-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 2137–2166, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-2137-2019

Research article 20 Dec 2019

Research article | 20 Dec 2019

An automated fracture trace detection technique using the complex shearlet transform

Rahul Prabhakaran et al.

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ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2019) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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This contribution describes a technique to automatically extract digitized fracture patterns from images of fractured rock. Digitizing fracture patterns, accurately and rapidly with minimal human intervention, is a desirable objective in fractured rock characterization. Our method can extract fractures at varying scales of rock discontinuities, and results are presented from three different outcrop settings. The method enables faster processing of copious amounts of fractured outcrop image data.