Arabian Journal of Geosciences

, Volume 6, Issue 11, pp 4511–4516

Multiscale analysis of 3D GPR data using the 2D directional continuous wavelet transform (DCWT)

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s12517-012-0720-5

Cite this article as:
Ouadfeul, SA. & Aliouane, L. Arab J Geosci (2013) 6: 4511. doi:10.1007/s12517-012-0720-5


The main goal of this paper is to extract land topographical information by analyzing the 3D ground-penetrating radar (GPR) data by the 2D directional continuous wavelet transform method. The first objective is to identify direction of obstacles, and the second is to characterize each one with a special roughness coefficient. Application on real data shows that the proposed tool can enhance the GPR data interpretation.


3D GPR dataWavelet transform modulus maxima linesMultiscale analysisRoughness coefficient

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© Saudi Society for Geosciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algerian Petroleum Institute, IAPBoumerdesAlgeria
  2. 2.Geophysics Department, FHCUMBBBoumerdesAlgeria