(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

A review of ground-penetrating radar studies related to peatland stratigraphy with a case study on the determination of peat thickness in a northern boreal fen in Quebec, Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(2) Univ., Laval, CANADA


This paper presents a review of recent ground-penetrating radar (GPR) applications to peatlands, particularly to determine peat stratigraphy. An example study of acquisition and comparison of peatland soil thickness of a fen-dominated watershed located in the James Bay region of Quebec, using (1) a meter stick linked to a GPS RTK and (2) a GSSI GPR, is given. Disparities occurred mainly in the vicinity of ponds which can be explained by the attenuation of GPR signal in open water. Despite these difficulties (the higher time required for analysis and the error margin) it seems more appropriate to use a GPR, instead of a graduated rod linked to a GPS, to measure the peat depths on a site like the one presented in this study


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no6 [pp. 767-786]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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