Engineering Geophysics

Novel approaches are being developed for quantitative integration of multiple field measurements based on the underlying physics, in order to predict and monitor the subsurface properties. Quantitative integration of seismic and geotechnical field measurements and high-frequency seismic and electromagnetic (GPR) wavefield measurements has established new possibilities. Innovative concepts for data-driven and model-based integration of shear-wave seismic reflection data and cone-penetration-test (CPT) data have been proposed and successfully tested on field data (2 papers by Ghose, 2012). We have also developed new field hardware to facilitate these new applications. With further research on these innovations we strive to accomplish breakthroughs in in situ quantitative characterization of the near-surface soil layers.

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