Applications in environment

The geophysical methods most used in this field would be electrical and geo-radar GPR.

The main applications are:

  • Geological knowledge: Contacts between different materials, layer depth, faults and fractures locations, definition of dips and alteration areas.

  • Characterization of mining landfills and mining pools.

  • Definition of pollution plumes.

  • Detection of potential points of filtering pollutants (faults, breaks...).

Electric tomography (ERT) in a dumping site