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Geophysical Recipes

Geophysical exploration methods yield important information about the subsurface for many geological and geologically relevant projects. An interactive website of the Swiss Geophysical Commission allows users to find out about these methods and to ensure the quality of the method that they choose.

01.01.2020 | SGPK

Geophysical exploration methods

 

Do you need a geophysical survey?

Geophysical exploration methods provide important information about the subsurface for many projects, e.g. in the fields of civil engineering, hydrogeology and natural hazards. Complex geological structures as well as a very wide spectrum of methods often complicate the sensible conduction of geophysical surveys. «Geophysical Recipes» (www.geophysical-recipes.ch), a freely accessible website of the Swiss Geophysical Commission (www.sgpk.ethz.ch), offers assistance.

What is offered here?

Typical questions from engineers and geologists about geophysical techniques are answered. In addition, the site provides user-oriented information, which is difficult or impossible to find in textbooks. The application includes a search option for matching suitable methods to the type of investigation, method descriptions, guidelines for quality assurance in projects as well as a directory of providers for each geophysical method.