Reflection tomography of time-lapse GPR data for studying dynamic unsaturated flow phenomena
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) reflection tomography algorithms allow non-invasive monitoring of water content changes resulting from flow in the vadose zone. The approach requires multi-offset GPR data that is traditionally slow to collect. We automate GPR data collection to reduce the survey time by orders of magnitude, thereby making this approach to hydrologic monitoring feasible. The method was evaluated using numerical simulations and laboratory experiments that suggest reflection tomography can provide water content estimates to within 5-10% vol./vol. for the synthetic studies, whereas ...
(For more, see "View full record.")