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How to use a GPR


Full-Day Tutorials
This information is contained in the Registration Information pdf file.

Two full-day tutorial sessions will be held in parallel on the day prior to GPR 2002, Sunday April 28.

Tutorial 1 will be given by Dr. Peter Annan on Introduction to GPR, which is aimed especially for novice GPR users.

For more advanced GPR users, Tutorial 2 on Three-Dimensional Acquisition, Processing and Imaging of GPR Data will be given by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s (ETH) Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group, led by Dr. Alan Green.

The tutorial fee of $175 is in addition to the conference registration fee and covers tuition, course notes, lunch, morning and afternoon breaks. If interested, please select either Tutorial 1 or Tutorial 2 on the GPR 2002 Registration Form. Registration for the tutorials can be done on-line.

 

Tutorial 1
Introduction to GPR
by Peter Annan

Outline: This tutorial will be based on the successful short-courses that Peter Annan regularly presents at SEG meetings and to anyone interested in learning more about Ground Penetrating Radar and subsurface imaging. The tutorial is revised and expanded for 2002 and will cover the following topics:

Basic Electromagnetic Theory
Physical Properties of the Ground
GPR and EM Waves
GPR Instrumentation
Survey Design
Data Processing and Interpretation
Case Studies

Biography:
A. Peter Annan obtained his B.A.Sc (1967), M.Sc (1970) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees, all in Geophysics. For more than 30 years, since working on the Surface Electrical Properties experiment radar on Apollo 17, Peter has been internationally recognized as one of the world's top experts in GPR. He is President of Sensors & Software Inc., a company specializing in development and manufacture of PulseEKKO and Noggin GPR systems. Peter was on the organizing committee of the 5th International Conference on GPR in 1994.

 

Tutorial 2
Three-Dimensional Acquisition, Processing and Imaging of GPR Data
by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s (ETH)
Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group
(http://www.aug.geophys.ethz.ch)

Outline: Shallow geophysical techniques are being increasingly employed in efforts to resolve diverse engineering, geological, and hydrogeological problems. Of particular importance has been the rapid growth in the use of georadar profiling for probing the shallow underground. Although profiles are often sufficient for mapping relatively simple and continuous geological features, reliable knowledge on the size and geometries of complex reflectors may be difficult to obtain on the basis of sparse 2-D data sets alone. In particular, out-of-the-plane reflections and diffractions may lead to serious misinterpretations of isolated georadar profiles. To resolve structures in heterogeneous environments, it is necessary to employ 3-D strategies that may involve areal georadar surveying on the surface and/or crosshole georadar measurements.
This tutorial will include a series of talks and demonstrations on sophisticated georadar techniques designed to provide reliable images of the shallow subsurface. Specific themes to be covered include:

Advanced georadar processing procedures
Fast 3-D georadar data acquisition, processing and imaging; multifold georadar data acquisition and processing
3-D imaging of multi-component georadar data
Crosshole georadar techniques: inversion of times and amplitudes
Modeling georadar data with emphasis on the influence of antenna radiation patterns and propagation effects
In addition to covering the necessary background theory, numerous case histories will be presented. Participants will receive a set of course notes and a CD-ROM containing all critical material, including selected articles.

Biographies:
Alan Green completed his B.Sc. and Ph.D. at British universities before moving to Canada in 1973. After a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Earth Physics Branch (Ottawa), he became Assistant Professor of Geophysics at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg). In 1979, he accepted a position as Head of the Lithospheric Geophysics Section at the Geological Survey of Canada (Ottawa). Since 1992, he has been Professor of Applied and Environmental Geophysics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He is recipient of an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of Uppsala, Best Paper Award at the Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft, Membership of Academia Europaea and Medal of the University of Helsinki. He has been Editor of "Reviews of Geophysics" and an Editorial Board Member of "Precambrian Research" and "Tectonophysics". Professor Green is currently Chief Editor of the UNESCO-Springer Book Series "Natural Disasters and Society". His primary research interests include the development and application of diverse shallow 3-D geophysical techniques, with emphasis on the high-resolution seismic reflection and georadar methods.
Klaus Holliger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. From 1991 to 1994, he was a Research Associate at Rice University in Houston (Texas). Dr. Holliger also worked at the U.S. Geological Survey (California), Imperial College (U.K.) and Cambridge University (U.K.). He is presently a Senior Research Scientist in ETH's Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group. Dr. Holliger was awarded the ETH-Medal for his M.Sc. thesis, a Paul-Niggli-Foundation Fellowship for his Ph.D. thesis and the Latsis Prize for his more recent work. He is an Editorial Board Member of Geology and the Journal of Applied Geophysics. Currently, his main research interests are seismic and electromagnetic wave propagation through the shallow subsurface and other complex media.
Hansruedi Maurer received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 1993, he joined ETH's Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group, in which he is presently a Senior Research Scientist. For six months, he worked at the Geological Survey of Canada (Ottawa). In 1998, Dr. Maurer received the Best Poster Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysics for his contributions to statistical experimental design. Since 2000, he is an Associate Editor of Geophysics. His primary interest is inversion theory and its applications to diverse geophysical data sets, including crosshole georadar data.
Heinrich Horstmeyer received his M.Sc. degree in geophysics from the Technical University of Clausthal in Germany. Subsequently, he was involved in the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of a unique deep 3-D seismic reflection data set acquired in the vicinity of Germany's ultra-deep borehole. Since 1990, he has worked at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, most recently as a Senior Research Associate in the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group. Over the past decade, his research interests have become increasingly focused on engineering and environmental geophysics. For example, he was co-author of papers describing some of the first results of 3-D high-resolution seismic surveying and 3-D georadar surveying.
Jens Tronicke received his M.Sc. degree in geophysics from the University of Muenster and his Ph.D. degree in geophysics from the University of Tuebingen, both in Germany. Since 2001, he is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Recently, he received a German Science Foundation Visiting Fellowship that will allow him to spend several months at the Center of Geophysical Investigations of the Shallow Subsurface at Boise State University (U.S.A.). In his research, he is focusing on the application of integrated geophysical techniques for hydrogeological site characterization. His interests include surface and crosshole georadar and crosshole seismic tomography.
Jan van der Kruk received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and his Ph.D. degree in geophysics from Delft University of Technology in Holland. He was recipient of the Best Paper Award 2000 from the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, Delft University of Technology. In 2000, he chaired a session on “Numerical Modeling” at the Eighth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2000), Gold Coast, Australia. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. His current interests include the development and improvement of geophysical imaging techniques, with emphasis on three-dimensional imaging of multi-component georadar data.

 


 

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