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Cluster Analysis for Cavity Detection Using Seismic Refraction and Electrical Resistivity Tomography

  • Authors: Capizzi, P.; Martorana, R.; Carollo, A.; Vattano, M.
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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Geophysical methods (in particular ERT technique) constitute an excellent tool for the detection of buried cavities. However the integration approach of e different geophysical methods could minimize the ambiguity of geophysical interpretation of the buried cavity. The technique of electrical tomography has been joined to the technique of seismic refraction tomography in order to obtain more robust interpretations. Many tests have been carried out using synthetic data and experimental ones. It was finally used a statistical approach based on cluster analysis of the P-wave velocity, the density of the seismic rays and the electrical resistivity of the synthetic and experimental models. Distribution maps of the cluster in multi-space were built, allowing to better define and interpret the anomalies of the subsoil.