AIRBORNE MICROWAVE RADIOMETER SURVEY TO DETECT SUBSURFACE VOIDS

AIRBORNE RADIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS WERE OBTAINED OVER AN AREA IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, DURING MARCH 1970. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEASUREMENTS WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE RADIOMETRIC TEMPERATURE OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE COULD BE USED TO DETECT AND POSSIBLY MAP SUBSURFACE VOIDS BENEATH THICK SOIL COVER SO THAT POTENTIAL HIGHWAY FOUNDATION PROBLEM AREAS COULD BE LOCATED. THE MICROWAVE SURVEY SHOWED SIGNIFICANT RADIOMETRIC RELATIVE LOW TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES CORRESPONDING TO THE PRESENCE OF SUBTERRANEAN VOIDS. THE CONCLUSION IS, THEREFORE, DRAWN THAT THERE IS A HIGH CORRELATION BETWEEN SUBSURFACE VOIDS AND RADIOMETRIC LOW TEMPERATURE.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 66-70
  • Monograph Title: Remote sensing for highway engineering
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902093X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1973 12:00AM