Arabian Journal of Geosciences

, Volume 6, Issue 11, pp 4511–4516 | Cite as

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

Original Paper


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 data Wavelet transform modulus maxima lines Multiscale analysis Roughness coefficient 



The authors would like to thank Alain Arnéodo for his help, Lorenzo Crocco for his advices concerning the preparation of the paper, and those reviewers for their constructive comments that improve the paper quality.


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© Saudi Society for Geosciences 2012

Authors and Affiliations

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

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