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An introduction to ground-penetrating radar (GPR)

Gregory S. Baker, Thomas E. Jordan and Jennifer Pardy
An introduction to ground-penetrating radar (GPR) (in Stratigraphic analyses using GPR, Gregory S. Baker (editor) and Harry M. Jol (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (2007) 432: 1-18

Abstract

Ground penetrating radar (also referred to as GPR, ground probing radar, or georadar) is a near-surface geophysical tool with a wide range of applications. Over the past 30 years, GPR has been used successfully to aid in constraining problems in diverse fields such as archaeology, environmental site characterization, glaciology, hydrology, land mine/unexploded ordinance detection, sedimentology, and structural geology. In many cases, however, GPR surveys have been planned or executed with little or no understanding of the physical basis by which GPR operates and is constrained. As a result, many unsuccessful GPR studies have also been presented or published over the past 30 years. The objectives of this primer are to (1) provide an introduction to the important variables pertinent to GPR and (2) to explain the relevant aspects of these variables in GPR acquisition, in an attempt to provide fundamental knowledge for improving GPR usage in the future.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 432
Title: An introduction to ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
Title: Stratigraphic analyses using GPR
Author(s): Baker, Gregory S.Jordan, Thomas E.Pardy, Jennifer
Author(s): Baker, Gregory S.editor
Author(s): Jol, Harry M.editor
Affiliation: University of Tennessee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, TN, United States
Affiliation: University of Tennessee, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, TN, United States
Pages: 1-18
Published: 2007
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-2432-4
Meeting name: Advances in stratigraphic analyses using ground penetrating radar, 2002 Geological Society of America annual meeting
Meeting location: Seattle, WA, USA, United States
Meeting date: 20031102Nov. 2-5, 2003
References: 28
Accession Number: 2008-086304
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, USA, United StatesHutchinson Group, USA, United StatesGolder Associates, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200826
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