Experts say that the near-surface geophysics community will witness a rapid growth over the next decade. The recent surge in the development of new technologies and analysis tools lends weight to that theory, and today we have numerous means to solve many of the complex engineering problems associated with the natural and built environments. Assessing the stability and integrity of structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, roads, water ways, foundations, underground excavations, mines, landfills, and sinkholes often requires a multi-disciplinary approach and collaboration between experts in geophysics, hydrology, geotechnical and environmental engineering, and geology. A trend to objectify the information...

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