Geotechnical Applications for Ground Penetrating Radar

The correct assessment of GPR data for geophysical purposes often relies on low frequency antenna, which means greater depths to determine bedrock composition that lies below soil. Furthermore, geophysical applications call for GPS integration to create more meaningful datasets.

Strata Layers

Ground penetrating radar aids in the identification of these different rock and soil formations. GPR data can also show how deep into the Earth these layers reach and give clues of what forces have shaped them.


Ground penetrating radar helps scientists determine the depth of bedrock they wish to study. Identifying bedrock has many implications, not just for natural sciences but also civil engineering. Bedrock is critical for the construction of safe, stable structures.


GPR can be instrumental in the management of groundwater. Groundwater is located beneath the surface of the Earth and is contained in porous soil as well as cracks in rocks. Groundwater is important because it has many uses for modern life including agriculture, industry, and as a water supply for municipalities. Ground penetrating radar can help locate groundwater sources.

GPR can also be used to locate:

  • Density Changes
  • Fill placement
  • Boulders and rocks
  • Root mass
  • Disturbed Soil
  • Buried wood

US Radar’s 100 Series Geotechnical System and Q25 series offer greatest penetration of depths for geophysical survey purposes.

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