Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Harry Jol
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444533487
eBook ISBN: 9780080951843
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

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Principles

  1. Electromagnetic Principles of GPR
  2. Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Rocks, Soils and Fluids
  3. GPR Systems and Design
  4. Antennas
  5. Data Processing, Modeling and Analysis Environmental Applications
  6. Soils, Peatlands and Biomonitoring
  7. The Contribution of GPR to Water Resources Research
  8. Contaminant Mapping Earth Science Applications
  9. Ground Penetrating Radar in Aeolian Dune Sands
  10. Coastal Environments
  11. Advances in Fluvial Sedimentology using GPR
  12. Glaciers and Ice Sheets Engineering and Societal Applications
  13. NDT Transportation
  14. Landmine and UXO Detection and Classification
  15. GPR Archaeometry


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About the Editor

Harry Jol

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, USA