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Borehole radar conductivity and permittivity tomography
Author(s): B. Zhou; P. K. Fullagar
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Paper Abstract

Velocity and absorption tomograms are the two most common forms of presentation of radar tomographic data. In this paper a simple transformation is developed, to convert velocity and attenuation coefficient to conductivity and dielectric constant. The approach is illustrated via application to data from the Hellyer zinc-lead-silver mine, Tasmania. The conversion to conductivity and dielectric constant was especially advantageous because mining personnel, geophysicists included, are often unfamiliar with radar velocity and absorption. Encouraging results were obtained in mapping the distribution of electrical properties between boreholes at Hellyer, illustrating the potential of radar tomography to delineate sulphide ore zones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383627
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B. Zhou, Cooperative Research Ctr. for Mining Technology and Equipment/CSIRO (Australia)
P. K. Fullagar, Fullagar Geophysics Pty. Ltd. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4084:
Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar
David A. Noon; Glen F. Stickley; Dennis Longstaff, Editor(s)

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