Ground-penetrating Radar

Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR) is a technique that uses high-frequency radio waves to image the subsurface of the Earth. This technique is often used by our scientists to study sediment deposits related to coastal hazards in Southeast Asia.

The use of GPR at EOS provides scientists with useful information about material properties at shallow depths of the earth. This technique has been widely used in many other research fields for decades.

Scientists in EOS use this technique extensively to study the sedimentology related to the coastal hazards in Southeast Asia, such as tracing unusual typhoon events, and the deposits from the tsunami waves. EOS also uses GPR in Nepal to sense the location of the giant fault at the root of the Himalayan mountain range. This giant fault ruptured in 1934 and caused great destruction to the Nepal area.

The CGO and EOS scientists are fully capable of acquiring, processing, and interrelating the GPR data.