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Learning Media

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Technical Posters

As part of the Geological Society Bicentennial Conference in 2007 our staff produced a number of technical posters which were accepted for presentation. Click below to view the PDFs:

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Geophysics in the built environment
An introduction to the various geophysical applications and techniques used to identify man-made and natural sub-surface phenomena.

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Effective searches for voided and poorly consolidated ground using microgravity
Highlights a number of successful case studies undertaken by RSK using the microgravity technique to detect voids beneath already developed land and on land earmarked for construction for a major road.

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Numerical modelling of dynamic slope stability

An insight into the use of geomechanical modelling to assess the risk posed by volcanic flank collapse.

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RSK have extensive experience in the application of numerical modelling to problems in engineering mechanics, geomechanics, hydrogeology and geophysics.

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Medium-term geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine burials: implications for forensic searches

In collaboration with the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Research Group at Keele University, RSK Geophysics part funded research into geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine graves of homicide victims using numerous geophysical techniques. 

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In 2015 we presented the following poster below at the NSGG Criticial Infrastructure seminar at the BGS to highlight how geophysical surveying plays an important role in the investigation of key assets for these critical sectors – for example – in transport it offers solutions across the full life cycle of the infrastructure – from the planning, designing and construction of new schemes, through to the ongoing maintenance. Geophysical surveying techniques are uniquely beneficial (see right) because they are rapid to deploy, less disruptive, and non-invasive and thus have a lower impact on the environment than conventional drilling survey methods.

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Critical Geophysics for Critical Infrastructure
Case Studies

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Publications

RSK Geophysics maintain close links with universities to undertake new research in applied geophysics. Our senior staff have international research profiles through their work in geophysical data collection and interpretation, with work ongoing into new equipment and data processing software. Click below to view the PDFs of various research papers:

L1Tuckwell, G.W., Grossey, T., Owen, S. and Stearns, P. (2008) 
The use of microgravity to detect small distributed voids and low-density ground
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Volume 41, Issue 3, p.371-380
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l1Tuckwell, G.W. (2005) 
NDT of historic buildings using GPR
Insight, Volume 47 Number 8

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2Tuckwell, G.W. and Cassidy, N.J. (2004) 
High resolution GPR and seismic investigations - interpretation through modelling, 10th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
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2Cassidy, N.J., Tuckwell, G.W. and England, J.E. (2004) 
Numerical Modelling of electroseismic signals in fractured, contaminated aquifer systems, 10th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
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3Thomas, M.E. (et.al.) (2004) 
Volcanic rock-mass properties from Snowdonia and Tenerife: implications for volcano edifice strength
Journal of the Geological Society, London, 161, pp1-8
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Case Studies

The collection of more than one type of geophysical data provides significantly more information than a single survey. Quite often, additional techniques will not add significantly more to the cost of a survey. Click below to download PDFs on several high profile sites where the use of multiple techniques contributed to a high quality model of the site.

2Carrington Power Station
An integrated geophysical survey utilising electrical resistivity tomography, seismic refraction and surface wave ground stiffness techniques produced interpreted maps of the geology. EM31, EM61 and GPR was used to detect buried structures and services.
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A Closed Landfill: Mapping the Extents of Waste
GPR, Resistivity and EM were used in this project to successfully delineate the edge of a landfill near residential properties. The data were calibrated using borehole information.
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