Subsurface imaging with 3D ground-penetrating radar (GPR) in a permafrost landscape, Svalbard

Niklas Allroggen, Bjørn Heincke, Walter Wheeler

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/rapport/konferenceproceedingsKonferenceartikel i proceedings


Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is an established tool for the characterization the shallow subsurface. In electrically highly resistive materials, GPR is considered the geophysical technique providing the highest spatial resolution. As frozen soils typically show high electric resistivity, GPR is often applied to permafrost characterization. 2D GPR profiling has been deployed for permafrost studies such as saltwater intrusions, active layer depth, and imaging of ice wedges and polygons. However, elements of the permafrost, including the above, can include complex three dimensional structures, in which case the interpretation of 2D GPR surveys is misleading. In such settings, 3D GPR data acquisition and processing, can provide more-detailed and accurate information on the shape, structure and material properties of subsurface features.
TitelXI. International Conference On Permafrost - Book of abstracts
RedaktørerFrank Günther, Anne Morgenstern
ForlagAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Begivenhed11th International Conference on Permafrost - Potsdam, Tyskland
Varighed: 20 jun. 201624 jun. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 11


Konference11th International Conference on Permafrost
Forkortet titelOCP 2016


  • Programområde 4: Mineralske råstoffer


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