Banks or levees are very important flood control structures and a failure may be catastrophic to surrounding communities. To avoid such disasters, so-called superlevees have recently been constructed in Japan and other countries. The width of a superlevee is about 30 times its height. Buildings and parks are often on the tops of superlevees because they are wide and strong enough to support such constructions (Figure 1).


Monitoring the integrity of these structures by geophysical methods provides a noninvasive approach to identifying internal fractures and other weaknesses.

This article describes a 3D seismic survey of a superlevee along...

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