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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B11/S5.069

MICROGRAVITY MONITORING DISCONTINUOUS TERRAIN DEFORMATION IN A SELECTED AREA OF SHALLOW COAL EXTRACTION

M. Loj
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-07-0 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 1, 521-528 pp

ABSTRACT
This paper presents an example of possibility of using the microgravity method to locate voids and loosen zone of subsurface party, in the selected area of the former coal mine "Siersza". Physical basis on which this method is based allow to use it to predicting the effects of shallow mining activities on the surface even before this results can be seen as continuous and discontinuous deformation of the ground surface. Microgravity research evaluation of the rock mass are conducted usually in the form of microgravity monitoring, that study gravity field changes in time. This allows to determine what changes are in rock mass which was subjected to human pressure and at what pace and direction of these changes are progressing.

Keywords:microgravity method, effects of shallow mining, microgravity monitoring, discontinuous deformation