In Florida, U.S., geophysical surveys for geotechnical engineering applications are usually performed by ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Such surveys are typically limited to a maximum depth of about 4.5-9 m due to attenuation of the signal by the shallow water table common in most of Florida. Despite the limited depth of penetration, GPR is widely used because:

Moreover, in addition to the limited depth of penetration, GPR surveys do not provide information on the densities or compositions of the subsurface materials. Conventional multi-electrode resistivity (MER) surveys generally have depths of penetration of 30–61 m and provide information on subsurface material composition...

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