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Evaluation of the integrity of massive rock by ground penetrating radar
Author(s): L. Orlando
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The comparison between geologic and radar sections shows the capability of radar to detect fractures (single or sets), karst cavities and joints of strata. Fractures are better visible when they have irregular geometry and are filled by clay or air. Sedimentary massive rocks produce lateral continuous reflections in good quality rocks and irregular reflections with diffraction hyperbolas -- in low quality sedimentary rocks. Often low quality rocks cause high attenuation of signal.

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Date Published: 27 April 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4084, Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (27 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.383522
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L. Orlando, Univ. degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

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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