A non-invasive preferential root distribution analysis methodology from a slope stability approach

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Abstract

Asymmetric root distribution pattern on steep terrain is analysed by combining GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) image analysis with a theoretical root distribution model and is verified with field investigation data. Root distribution and morphology of a mature deciduous tree were analysed in terms of the plant’s anchorage needs in an asymmetric loading condition scenario. The GPR method was combined with trench profile and root excavation techniques for both the structural and non-structural root data collection.

Good correlations between the field analysis, the theoretical model outcome and the GPR output imagery were found. GPR was proven to be an efficient tool for both root lateral distribution characterisation and vertical root cluster distribution. The combination of the GPR output with a theoretical root distribution model seemed to be a viable non-invasive methodology for assessing root system vertical and horizontal distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-57
Number of pages11
JournalEcological Engineering
Volume97
Early online date13 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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Slope stability
slope stability
Radar
ground penetrating radar
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Excavation
Image analysis
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distribution
deciduous tree
root system
image analysis
trench
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  • root distribution analysi
  • environmental technology

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