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Karst is a complex geologic environment that is associated with the dissolution of soluble rock such as limestone and gypsum. Spotlight uses non-invasive geophysical methods such as microgravity, electrical resistivity imaging, MASW, and GPR to help characterize karst conditions for applications that include:

  • Mapping karst features beneath power plant infrastructure.

  • Locating karst features within and below dam embankments.

  • Identifying voids beneath airport runways.

  • Assessing voids and soil piping within gypsum.

  • Mapping the extent of potential karst hazards beneath roadways.

  • Identifying karst conduits beneath dry coal ash ponds.

  • Assessing karst conduit pathways within contaminated sites.

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