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What is seismic refraction used for?

Common applications include:

  • Estimating rippability prior to excavation
  • Mapping depth to bedrock/bedrock topography
  • Mapping depth to ground water
  • Measuring the thickness of the weathering zone
  • Calculation of elastic moduli/assessment of rock quality
  • Mapping thickness of landslides
  • Identification and mapping of faults

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