Applied Geophysics in Periglacial Environments

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Applied Geophysics in Periglacial Environments
Many research problems in cryospheric science, such as global warming-induced permafrost degradation, require information about the subsurface, which can be imaged using geophysical methods. This book is a practical guide to the application of geophysical techniques in mountainous and polar terrain, where the harsh environment and nature of the subsurface pose particular challenges. It starts with an introduction to the main geophysical methods and then demonstrates their application in periglacial environments through various case studies – written by a team of international experts. The final part of the book presents a series of reference tables with typical values of geophysical parameters for periglacial environments. This handbook is a valuable resource for glaciologists, geomorphologists and geologists requiring an introduction to geophysical techniques, as well as for geophysicists lacking experience of planning and conducting field surveys in cold regions.


• Includes many different field examples from a variety of international researchers to provide an overview of state-of-the-art geophysical applications and interpretations
• Includes comprehensive summary tables of typical geophysical parameters for periglacial environments that serve as a reference for future field surveys on all types of periglacial and glacial terrain
• Presents a checklist at the end of each method chapter to facilitate the first steps in planning and conducting geophysical surveys
Part I.
Part II.
Introductory Chapters for the Main Geophysical Methods Applied: 1. Electric methods C. Kneisel and C. Hauck
2. Electromagnetic methods A. Hördt and C. Hauck
3. Refraction seismics L. Schrott and T. Hoffmann
4. Ground-penetrating radar I. Berthling and K. Melvold
Part III.Case Studies:
5. Typology of vertical electrical soundings for permafrost/ground ice investigation in the forefields of small alpine glaciers R. Delaloye and C. Lambiel
6. ERT imaging for frozen ground detection M. Ishikawa
7. Electrical resistivity values of frozen soil from VES and TEM field observations and laboratory experiments K. Harada
8. Results of geophysical surveys on Kasprowy Wierch, the Tatra Mountains W. Dobinski, B. Zogala, K. Wzietek and L. Litwin
9. Reassessment of DC resistivity in rock glaciers by comparing with P-wave velocity: a case study in the Swiss Alps A. Ikeda
10. Quantifying the ice content in low-altitude scree slopes using geophysical methods C. Hauck and C. Kneisel
11. The use of GPR in determining talus thickness and talus structure O. Sass
12. GPR soundings of rock glaciers on Svalbard I. Berthling, B. Etzelmüller, H. Farbrot, K. Isaksen, M. Wåle and R. Ødegård
13. Arctic glaciers and ground-penetrating radar case-study: Stagnation Glacier, Bylot Island, Canada T. Irvine-Fynn and B. Moorman
14. Mapping of subglacial topography using GPR for determining subglacial hydraulic conditions K. Melvold and T. Schuler
15. Snow measurements using GPR: example from Amundsenisen, Svalbard K. Melvold
16. Mapping Frazil ice conditions in rivers using ground penetrating radar I. Berthling, H. Benjaminsen and A. Kvambekk
Part IV.
Tables of Typical Values of Geophysical Parameters for Periglacial Environments
Título: Applied Geophysics in Periglacial Environments

  • Edited by: C. Hauck, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Edited by: C. Kneisel, University of Würzburg, Germany

Idioma: Inglés
Año de Publicación: 2008
Número de Páginas: 256
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  1. jill dice:

    el link para descargar el libro no esta habilitado, podría ponerlo en otro servidor por favor? gracias!

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