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Landslide investigation and monitoring by a high-performance ground penetrating radar system
Author(s): Jiri Hruska; Frantisek Hubatka
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Paper Abstract

As a result of extreme precipitation in July 1997, hundreds of landslides have developed on flysch slopes of the Carpathian mountain system in eastern part of the Czech Republic, endangering large inhabitated areas. In this situation, quick and cost-effective system for slope deformations investigation and monitoring was necessary. A geophysical prospecting system based on extensive use of GPR has been adjusted for landslides investigation, with scanning performed on longitudinal and transverse lines, completed with a limited volume of other geophysical methods: dipole electromagnetic profiling, shallow refraction seismics and vertical electrical soundings and with only very limited drilling works required for verification. After it, all information necessary for designing of slope stabilization measures was obtained. This way, it allowed to start area remediation in a short time and to limit increase of damage due to time delay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383500
Show Author Affiliations
Jiri Hruska, Geofyzika a.s. (Czech Republic)
Frantisek Hubatka, Geofyzika a.s. (Czech Republic)

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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