An overview is given on two experiments, a controlled pit study and a transportation application in subasphalt soils. Both experiments show that common-offset ground-penetrating radar (GPR) reflection data can be used to estimate θv to a high degree of accuracy. The methodology developed in these two experiments provides a technique for obtaining quick, noninvasive, accurate, and high-resolution estimates of θv.
K. R. Grote et al., "GPR Monitoring of Volumetric Water Content in Soils Applied to Highway Construction and Maintenance," Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK), vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 482-485, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, May 2002.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.1481259
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Electromagnetic prospecting; Permittivity; Porosity; Soils; Velocity; Electromagnetic velocity; Time-domain reflectometry; Water content; Ground penetrating radar systems
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Article - Journal
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