Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
04 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2022

Seismic physics-based characterization of permafrost sites using surface waves

Hongwei Liu, Pooneh Maghoul, and Ahmed Shalaby

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Discipline: Frozen ground | Subject: Frozen Ground
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The knowledge of physical and mechanical properties of permafrost and its location is critical for the management of permafrost-related geohazards. Here, we developed a hybrid inverse and multiphase poromechanical approach to quantitatively estimate the physical and mechanical properties of a permafrost site. Our study demonstrates the potential of surface wave techniques coupled with our proposed data-processing algorithm to characterize a permafrost site more accurately.