Abstract

An attempt was made to establish the utility of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) as a quick and noninvasive field tool for shallow soil water content estimates as a function of space and time. Initially, detailed studies of collocated data, with electromagnetic velocity estimates from GPR data compared to gravimetric measurements of water content and to soil testure were carried out. Using the procedures developed during the detailed studies, full grids of GPR data were collected over the entire site several times. Data obtained indicate that incorporation of multiple frequency GPR grids can provide high-resolution estimates of soil water content variations as a function of depth as well as space and time.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Permittivity; Remote sensing; Soils; Velocity; Soil water content; Time domain reflectometry; Volumetric water content; Ground penetrating radar systems

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1070485X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Society of Exploration Geophysicists, All rights reserved.

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