Subsurface Exploration

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Abstract

Synonyms
Ground investigation; Ground reconnaissance; Reconnaissance
engineering; Reconnaissance investigation; Site investigation;
Site reconnaissance; Soil investigation; Soil
reconnaissance; Subsoil exploration; Subsurface investigation;
Subsurface reconnaissance
Definition
Activities onshore, nearshore, or offshore, planned by a specialist
to obtain a geological, geotechnical, or geoenvironmental
model of the ground, as close as possible to
reality, to enable an environmental or engineering (civil or
mining) project to be undertaken with inherent economy and
safety....
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Engineering Geology
EditorsPeter Bobrowsky, Brian Marker
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
Pages887-895
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-73568-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73566-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISSN (Print)1388-4360
ISSN (Electronic)1871-756X

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    Silva, P. F. D. (2018). Subsurface Exploration. In P. Bobrowsky, & B. Marker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology (pp. 887-895). (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series). Cham: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_275