USE OF PORTABLE SEISMIC EQUIPMENT FOR SUBSURFACE EXPLORATION

The development of portable refraction seismograph equipment for use in relatively shallow subsurface exploration is comparatively recent. However, the theory on which the equipment operates has been successfully used for many years. Some of the uses to which this equipment can be put are: to determine thickness of strata--soil or rock, profile and ripability of rock; depth to rock, location and size of sand and gravel deposits, discontinuities of soil or rock such as soft material pockets, saturated zones, and voids, elevation and extent of subsurface water; and economics of location for utility routes, highways and railroads. In one specific instance, it was used to locate potential sink holes near track caused by cavities in underlying soil or gypsum bedrock.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1967-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 502-503
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 68
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 605
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1973 12:00AM