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Title: Tree root mapping with ground penetrating radar
Authors: Van Schoor, M
Colvin, C
Keywords: Ground penetrating radar
GPR
Tree roots
Subsurface biomass
Utilities
SAGA
South African Geophysical Association
Geohydrology
Subsurface biomass
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Citation: Van Schoor, M and Colvin, C. 2009. Tree root mapping with ground penetrating radar. 11th South African Geophysical Association (SAGA) Biennial Conference and Exhibition. Swaziland, 16-18 September 2009, pp 1-4
Abstract: In this paper, the application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) for the mapping of near surface tree roots is demonstrated. GPR enables tree roots to be mapped in a non-destructive and cost-effective manner and is therefore a useful prospecting tool in a variety of diverse subject fields including geohydrology, ecology and civil engineering. Case study examples are presented of how GPR can play a role in detecting and quantifying subsurface biomass and also how GPR can be used to discriminate between subsurface roots and man-made utilities.
Description: 11th South African Geophysical Association (SAGA) Biennial Conference and Exhibition. Swaziland, 16-18 September 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3622
ISBN: 9780620446020
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