Ground Penetrating Radar. Geomorphological Techniques

Alastair Ruffell, Jennifer McKinley, Martin Robinson, Charlie Bristow

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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is an effective tool to visualise the structure of the
shallow subsurface. The purpose of this article is to offer guidelines to non-specialist GPR users on
the collection, processing and interpretation of GPR data in a range of environments. The
discussion on survey design focuses on single fold, fixed-offset reflection profiling, the most
common mode of GPR data collection, however the design factors can be applied to other survey
types. Information on the visualisation of processed data, as well as the advantages and
disadvantages of GPR, is provided. Possible applications of GPR in geomorphological research
are presented, along with a case study outlining how GPR can be used to measure peat thickness.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
Specialist publicationBritish Society for Geomorphology Remote Sensing Workshop
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2013


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