(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Determining the number of manual measurements required to improve peat thickness estimations by ground penetrating radar

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROSA E. (1) ; LAROCQUE M. (1) ; PELLERIN S. (2) ; GAGNÉ S. (1) ; FOURNIER B. (3) ;
(1) Centre de Recherche pour l'Etude et la Simulation du Climat à l'Echelle Régionale, Dep. Sciences de la Terre et de l'Atmospère, Univ. Québec T, Montréal, CANADA
(2) Inst. de recherche en biologie végétale, Québec, Montréal, CANADA
(3) Dep. de mathématiques, Univ. Québec, Montréal, CANADA


The aim of this study is to determine the number of manual measurements required to minimize electromagnetic wave (EMW) velocity error in peatlands. A total of 175 manually measured peat thicknesses are used with a depth-to-target method to assess EMW velocity in two southern Quebec peatlands. Statistical analyses show that at least 30 calibration points are required to minimize the EMW velocity error, regardless of the geological setting. The first study site is the Lanoraie peatland complex, located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in southern Quebec. The second study site is the Covey Hill peatland, located 100 km south of Montreal along the Canada-USA border


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no3 [pp. 377-383]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1741

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