Mapping and Analysis of Forest Peatland With GPR
This paper appraised the geographic distribution, economic potentialities and environmental impact of the peatland. It reviewed the various GPR radar image interpretation techniques that lead to the identification of the extent, internal structure and petro physical properties of the peat deposit. The paper also appraised the procedures for moisture and organic content identification as well as hydraulic flow pattern within the deposit from GPR radar image. New techniques are proposed for the qualitative interpretation of radar image leading to the estimations of biogenic gas concentration and accurate radar velocity estimations. The developed radar velocity algorithm was used to estimate the velocity and dielectric constant of a test soil overlying a buried pipe. The proposed techniques provide a useful input needed for precision agricultural practice over a peatland. It also provides information required for forest fire preventive measures and sustainable management of the peatland.
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