Using Ground Penetrating Radar Applications
I like to read things. Let me clarify that, I like to read interesting facts on the internet as a means of expanding my sphere of knowledge. Some people would be curious as to why I do this? What’s the point of reading facts that I would probably never use? My response is: why not? GPR Applications all information is out there, why not lap it up and have the knowledge in your hard drive just in case the opportunity arises to utilize it! Last week I landed on a geology site and discovered a particularly interesting article on ground penetrating radars; as well as their applications.
A ground penetrating radar can be likened to radiation seismology. This doesn’t mean much to people who haven’t studied geology or even taken a moment to find out about it, so let me explain.
Ground penetrating radar is a method of determining whether or not objects are buried underneath the surface rock, ice or sand. It sends electromagnetic pulses through the subsurface structures, and if an object is detected the pulse will radiate back. It should be noted that this ground penetrating radar (GPR) can also detect cracks in the substructure and changes in material. This is the basic functioning of GPR.
Ground penetration radar procedures can be applied in various disciplines beyond geology. In this earth science it is used to discover what is lying below the bedrock; however, when used in engineering and environmental disciplines it is used to define contamination in landfills.
GPR can also be used on archaeological sites and in cemeteries for mapping purposes; whereas law enforcement will utilize the method in determining where illegal graves and buried evidence may be found. The military will use this method as a means of finding landmines.
In conclusion, ‘surfing’ the internet can be time-consuming; but it can lead to an understanding of different types of applications like the useful ground penetrating radar.