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resistivity surveying Line breaks: re¦sist|iv¦ity sur¦vey|ing

Definition of resistivity surveying in English:


[mass noun]
The measurement of the current passing between electrodes embedded in the ground at a series of positions over a given area, in order to locate buried structural features by their differing resistivity.
Example sentences
  • Because it works through induced fields, there is no need for direct coupling to the ground, as is needed for electrical resistivity surveying.
  • Resistivity surveying can play an important role in environmental and engineering investigations.
  • Furthermore, the group of features detected by both magnetometry and resistivity surveying in square 7 may also represent the remains of ruined structure associated with the Abbey.
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