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Ground penetrating radar. A review of its application in the mining industry.
Pittman-WE Jr.; Church-RH; Webb-WE; McLendon-JT
Tuscaloosa, AL: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8964, 1984 Jan; :1-23
The Bureau of Mines, as part of its health and safety technology program, is conducting research on the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) for mine hazard detection. GPR offers a possibility of mapping immediate below-surface geologic conditions, including faulting and other anomalies, thereby exposing potential safety hazards to miners. This report summarizes a literature review of the current status of GPR research in and outside the Bureau. Research at the Tuscaloosa Research Center is carried out under a memorandum of agreement between the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the University of Alabama.
Underground-mining; Geophysical-surveys; Radar-detection; Underground-surveys; Radar-echoes; Coal-mines; Geological-faults; Pulse-radar; Mine-safety
IH; Information Circular
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Tuscaloosa, AL: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8964
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