Explore the properties of weathered bedrock
Understanding the properties and distribution of weathered bedrock is crucial for a wide range of applications, from construction and engineering to environmental assessments and resource exploration. Weathered bedrock refers to the layer of solid rock beneath the Earth’s surface that has been subjected to various weathering processes over time – terrains where our geoscanners excel.
Weathering is the gradual breakdown of rocks and minerals through physical, chemical, and biological processes, and it can occur at or near the Earth’s surface. This weathering transforms solid bedrock into smaller particles and altered minerals near the Earth’s surface. It has a significant impact on geological landscapes, soil formation, and various human activities. Weathered bedrock can be of particular interest because it can have different physical and chemical properties compared to unweathered or fresh bedrock.
For describing the layer of bedrock that has undergone weathering processes and has been altered near the Earth’s surface, the tTEM and sTEM geoscanners subsurface imaging is ideal.