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Technical paper: An initial appraisal of ground probing radar for site investigation in Britain

By Brian W Darracott and Mark I Lake, Wimpey Laboratories


Ground Probing Radar refers to the technique of using an impulse radar system to study sub-surface soil and rock conditions. From initial applications some 20 years ago in the mapping of ice thickness from aircraft, the method has been developed to the extent that a number of systems now exist, with experience in such areas as the exploration for nearsurface buried objects (pipes, cables and voids) and the general mapping of geological discontinuities. The technique has also been used in tunnels, mines and boreholes; for the mapping of permafrost; and in archaeological prospecting. 

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