Development of web-based organic petrology photomicrograph atlases and internet resources for professionals and students

International Journal of Coal Geology
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Abstract

With advances in web applications, organic petrography and other related disciplines are in need of updated online resources and educational tools to aid professionals and students in the identification and interpretation of macerals. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Organic Petrology Laboratory along with USGS Eastern Energy Resources Science Center Information Technology staff have developed five web atlases containing images of organic matter in geologic materials: 1. an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Atlas, 2. an Organic Petrology Taxonomy for International Classification (OPTIC) of Coal Macerals Atlas, 3. an Interactive Gulf Coast Photomicrograph Web Atlas (I-Map), 4. an Organic Material in Shales Atlas (Shale), and 5. an interactive Blue/White/Ultraviolet (UV) Light Atlas (Light). Each web atlas contains images of macerals with associated sample and petrographic data collected by the USGS. These webpages will provide means to preserve and circulate petrographic data collected by the USGS for coal and shale samples from all over the world.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Development of web-based organic petrology photomicrograph atlases and internet resources for professionals and students
Series title International Journal of Coal Geology
DOI 10.1016/j.coal.2012.09.012
Volume 111
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 106
Last page 111