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Near Surface Geophysics is an international journal for the publication of research and development in geophysics applied to near surface. It places emphasis on geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical, environmental, engineering, mining, archaeological, agricultural and other applications of geophysics as well as physical soil and rock properties. Geophysical and geoscientific case histories with innovative use of geophysical techniques are welcome, which may include improvements on instrumentation, measurements, data acquisition and processing, modelling, inversion, interpretation, project management and multidisciplinary use. The papers should also be understandable to those who use geophysical data but are not necessarily geophysicists.

Impact Factor 2015: 1.232

Near Surface Geophysics is indexed/abstracted in the Current Contents/ Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, ISI Alerting Service and Science Citation Index Expanded.

Near Surface Geophysics is published 6 times a year.

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Ranajit Ghose

Associate Editors

Frank Boerner Rock physics and hydrogeophysics
Adam Booth Georadar and seismics
Giorgio Cassiani – Georadar, electrical and electromagnetic methods
Nigel Cassidy – Geoelectrics and georadar 
Federico Cella – Gravity and magnetics
Michele Cercato – Seismics, Surface Waves
Torleif Dahlin – Geoelectrics and electromagnetics
Maurizio Fedi – Gravity and magnetics
Gerald Gabriel – Gravity and magnetics
Ranajit Ghose – Seismics and geotechnics
Mark Goldman – Electromagnetics
Gilles Grandjean – Seismics, geotechnics and joint inversion
Roger Guérin  Hydrogeophysics and geoelectrics
James Harris – Seismics
Thomas Kalscheuer – Electromagnetics
Andreas Kemna – Hydrogeophysics and induced polarisation
Jung-Ho Kim – Geoelectrics, electromagnetics and GPR
Oliver Kuras – Geoelectrics and electromagnetics
Anatoly Legchenko – Magnetic Resonance Sounding and hydrogeophysics
Meng Heng Loke – Geoelectrics and inversion
Jean-Luc Mari – Seismics  
Manuel Senos Matias – Geoelectrics and georadar
Mike Müller-Petke – Rock physics and nuclear magnetic resonance
Raffaele Persico – Georadar and archaeogeophysics
Salvatore Piro – Georadar and archaeogeophysics
André Pugin – Seismics
Dhananjay Ravat – Gravity and magnetics
Fayçal Rejiba – Georadar and electromagnetics
Luigi Sambuelli – Geoelectrics and electromagnetics
Claudio L. Strobbia – Seismic surface waves
Alain Tabbagh – Geoelectrics, electromagnetics and geothermics
Bülent Tezkan – Electromagnetics
Panagiotis Tsourlos – Geoelectrics
Saurabh Verma – Electromagnetics
Giulio Vignoli  – Electromagnetics and seismic surface waves
Bing Zhou  – Geoelectrics and seismics

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Latest Issue top of the page


Volume 14 · Number 6 · December 2016

Special Issue on Geophysics for Non-destructive Testing in Civil Engineering



Detecting anomalies in diaphragm walls with electrical resistance measurements
R. Spruit, F. van Tol, W. Broere and E. Slob

Crosshole and downhole seismics: a new quality assurance tool for jet grout columns
J.C. Galindo Guerreros, E. Niederleithinger, S. Mackens and T. Fechner

Advances in pile integrity testing
J.-P. Ertel, E. Niederleithinger and M. Grohmann

Behaviour and frequency characteristics of acoustic emissions from sandy ground under model pile penetration
W. Mao, S. Aoyama, S. Goto and I. Towhata

Using machine learning algorithms to link volumetric water content to complex dielectric permittivity in a wide (33–2000 MHz) frequency band for hydraulic concretes
A. Ihamouten, C. Le Bastard, X. Dérobert, F. Bosc and G. Villain

A comparison of modified free-space (MFS), GPR, and TDR techniques for permittivity characterisation of unbound granular pavement materials
W.B. Muller, H. Bhuyan and A. Scheuermann

Rock permittivity characterization and application of electromagnetic mixing models for density/compactness assessment of HMA by means of step-frequency radar
S. Araujo, L. Delbreilh, L. Laguerre, H. Dumont, É. Dargent and C. Fauchard

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