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Special Issue "Applications of Ground-Penetrating Radar to Geomorphology, Near-Surface Geology and Geoarchaeology"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 10078
Special Issue Editors
Interests: geomorphology; permafrost detection and landforms; geophysical applications to geomorphology and geoarchaeology; glacial and periglacial landforms
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Interests: near surface geophysics; GPR; data processing and inversion; signal attributes
Special Issue Information
The possibility of exploring the near surface by using non-destructive techniques offers great research possibilities in numerous fields of geosciences, environmental sciences, civil engineering, cultural heritage, forensic sciences and security. Among the geophysical methods, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is certainly one of the most commonly used, including for (vertical and lateral) resolution of the images of the subsurface that GPR is able to provide.
Since the 1990s, the use of GPR surveys has been fundamental in numerous scientific results, not least those in the field of planetary sciences. This success is also derived from exponential technological progress and from the availability of increasingly sophisticated data processing algorithms. Scientific research in the field of GPR has moved substantially in two directions: i) to illustrate the advantages of using increasingly sophisticated instrumentations and ii) to develop advanced data processing steps.
Little attention has been given to the ways in which these advances have enhanced the interpretative capability of the results. These elements are particularly important in the use of GPR in geomorphology, near-surface geology and geoarchaeology, where the possibility of understanding surface processes, characteristics of natural and anthropogenic deposits, the shape of buried artefacts, and the geometry of the fracture systems of rock bodies, depends on the ability to “read” the high quality imaging of the first metres of the subsurface.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences is designed to gather original high-quality research articles, reviews and technical notes concerning “Applications of Ground-Penetrating Radar to Geomorphology, near-surface Geology and Geoarchaeology”. The scope is broad and inclusive, aimed at surveying recent developments and progresses in interpretation capability, by means of updated GPR technologies and advanced data processing tools.
Submissions related to the following topics will be welcome:
- How new processing tools increase GPR data interpretation;
- How innovative methodologies (airborne GPR, multichannel and/or multifrequency GPR) contribute to relevant advances in GPR data interpretation;
- Role of time-lapse GPR in interpretation;
- Validation of GPR data interpretation compared with other geophysical data or direct investigations (i.e. borehole, excavation);
- How synthetic models could support interpretation;
- Case studies illustrating successes and potential pitfalls of GPR interpretations;
These are the most relevant topics in the field of GPR data interpretation, but given the broad scope of the journal, new subjects may also be considered. In case of doubt, you are welcome to send me a few lines about the purpose of your paper, in order to verify, from an early stage, whether the contribution you intend to submit falls within the aims and scopes of this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Adriano Ribolini
Prof. Dr. Forte Emanuele
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- ground-penetrating radar
- radar stratigraphy
- near-surface geology
- data processing