Human Geosciences(H)
Session Sub CategoryTechnology & Techniques
Session IDH-TT26
TitleNear Surface Geophysics
Short titleNear Surface Geophysics
Main ConvenerNameKyosuke Onishi
AffiliationPublic Works Research Institute
Co-Convener 1NameToru Takahashi
AffiliationFukada Geological Institute
Co-Convener 2NameKunio Aoike
AffiliationOyo corporation
Co-Convener 3NameKeisuke Inoue
Affiliation国立研究開発法人 農業・食品産業技術総合研究機構
ScopeThe new session of near surface geophysics calls many research contributions on geophysical exploration techniques for the near surface. Our target depth is strictly restricted in the depth zone from 5 cm to 30 m (or from 2 in to 100 ft) below the surface of the ground. It may be the closest unknown territory for human society and advanced societies cannot have controlled yet to avoid disasters caused by dynamics in the shallow near surface. Peoples require techniques to manage levee, landslide and earth constructions and also knowledge to control groundwater, liquefaction and soil pollution. The near surface has many geotechnical, environmental and hydrogeologic problems. Major survey techniques are surface wave method, electric exploration, ground-penetrating radar and land streamer, but any methods will be discussed if your target is located in the specified depths. This session welcomes to discuss laboratory tests and rock physics for unconsolidated porous media in the vadose zone. Also, we will welcome not only cutting-edge technologies but also classic theory, if the knowledge is useful for human living.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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