Soil Covers

 

Measurements for mapping soil covers can be carried out in an areas of varying extent, from approximately 1 000 m2 up to several hectares. Measurements can be performed both in 2D and in 3D, but the measurements done in 3D normally provide a better understanding of soil cover three-dimensional properties. If necessary, an initial large-scale scanning over a larger area with resistivity/ IP or other geophysical methods performed to facilitate the choice of study area.

 

Resisitivity and induced polarization (IP) are non-destructive geophysical methods to measure sub-surface electrical properties by electrical current being transmitted between electrodes placed at the surface. Combining measurements of resistivity and IP has proven to be a powerful tool for locating the distribution and thickness of soil covers. Materials used for the construction of landfills often have other electrical properties than waste, which means that the final cover of the extension and the status can be mapped.

Results of measurements on the end covers can for instance be used to:

 

• Determining the extension of a soil cover

• Visualize the soil cover status

• Estimate the variability in thickness of soil covers

• Provide a basis for future development of the final cover and establishment of plans for maintenance

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Håkan Rosqvist at hakan.rosqvist(at)tyrens.se

Torleif Dahlin at torleif.dahlin(at)tg.lth.se

Mats Svensson at mats.svensson(at)tyrens.se

 

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