Applied geophysics in periglacial environments by C. Hauck

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By C. Hauck

Many learn difficulties in cryospheric technology, equivalent to worldwide warming-induced permafrost degradation, require information regarding the subsurface, which might be imaged utilizing geophysical equipment. This ebook is a realistic advisor to the appliance of geophysical innovations in mountainous and polar terrain, the place the cruel atmosphere and nature of the subsurface pose specific demanding situations. It begins with an advent to the most geophysical tools after which demonstrates their software in periglacial environments via a variety of case stories - written through a staff of overseas specialists. the ultimate a part of the booklet provides a sequence of reference tables with regular values of geophysical parameters for periglacial environments. This guide is a invaluable source for glaciologists, geomorphologists and geologists requiring an advent to geophysical suggestions, in addition to for geophysicists missing event of making plans and carrying out box surveys in chilly areas.

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Composition and internal structures of a rock glacier on the strandflat of western Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 59(2), 139–148. French, H. K. and Binley, A. (2004). Snowmelt infiltration: monitoring temporal and spatial variability using time-lapse electrical resistivity. Journal of Hydrology, 297, 174–186. French, H. , Winship, P. and Jakobsen, L. (2002). Monitoring snowmelt induced unsaturated flow and transport using electrical resistivity tomography. Journal of Hydrology, 267(3–4), 273–284.

G. estimation of time available for the field measurements (efficiently using good weather conditions) and battery capacity.  What is the minimum expected number of profiles/surveys?  Is the equipment in working order, are the batteries charged?  Always bring spare batteries if possible.  Choose layout and electrode configuration according to estimated complexity of subsurface layering and ground resistance – compose and/or upload configuration files for the planned measurements.  Perform contact resistance check for each electrode.

When the HCP configuration is used and both coils are on the same slope, the coils should be oriented parallel to the surface. If large spacings are used and transmitter and receiver operator have no visual contact, preliminary work may be necessary to survey the exact distances, and coil angles need to be fixed based on topographic information and an inclinometer. It is also possible to apply corrections for wrong spacing or coil orientation to the in-phase and quadrature data, as described in Frischknecht et al.

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