Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444533487, 9780080951843

Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Harry Jol
eBook ISBN: 9780080951843
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444533487
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 11th December 2008
Page Count: 544
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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a rapidly developing field that has seen tremendous progress over the past 15 years. The development of GPR spans aspects of geophysical science, technology, and a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. It is the breadth of applications that has made GPR such a valuable tool in the geophysical consulting and geotechnical engineering industries, has lead to its rapid development, and inspired new areas of research in academia. The topic of GPR has gone from not even being mentioned in geophysical texts ten years ago to being the focus of hundreds of research papers and special issues of journals dedicated to the topic. The explosion of primary literature devoted to GPR technology, theory and applications, has lead to a strong demand for an up-to-date synthesis and overview of this rapidly developing field. Because there are specifics in the utilization of GPR for different applications, a review of the current state of development of the applications along with the fundamental theory is required. This book will provide sufficient detail to allow both practitioners and newcomers to the area of GPR to use it as a handbook and primary research reference.

Key Features

Review of GPR theory and applications by leaders in the field Up-to-date information and references *Effective handbook and primary research reference for both experienced practitioners and newcomers


exploration geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, geomorphologists, archaeologists, soil scientists, hydrogeologists, earth scientists, geologists, military/defense, transportation engineers

Table of Contents



Part I: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)Principles

Chapter 1: Electromagnetic Principles of Ground Penetrating Radar

Chapter 2: Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Rocks, Soils and Fluids

Chapter 3: Ground Penetrating Radar Systems and Design

Chapter 4: Antennas

Chapter 5: Ground Penetrating Radar Data Processing, Modelling and Analysis

Part II: Environmental Applications

Chapter 6: Soils, Peatlands, and Biomonitoring

Chapter 7: The Contribution of Ground Penetrating Radar to Water Resource Research

Chapter 8: Contaminant Mapping

Part III: Earth Science Applications

Chapter 9: Ground Penetrating Radar in Aeolian Dune Sands

Chapter 10: Coastal Environments

Chapter 11: Advances in Fluvial Sedimentology using GPR

Chapter 12: Glaciers and Ice Sheets

Part IV: Engineering and Societal Applications

Chapter 13: NDT Transportation

Chapter 14: Landmine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Classification with Ground Penetrating Radar

Chapter 15: GPR Archaeometry




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About the Editor

Harry Jol

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, USA