On the territory of
Ukraine there has been a positive experience of the PMRSE application in city
settings with a high level of noise where application of traditional geophysical
methods is complicated. Rather valuable is the experience of the
technology application in the areas with a disturbed ecosystem and complex
environmental settings. In this case it is very important to reveal the natural
conditions leading to natural-technogeneous disasters under an increased
1997 – Investigation
of reasons of a disastrous landslide-flow which destroyed several buildings in
the micro-district Topol-1, Dnepropetrovsk.
The PMRSE investigations revealed the areas with the maximum development of
loess underflooding above buried fractures and relief lowering in crystalline
rocks. The findings showed that the landslide-flow which had disastrous
consequences was formed as a result of full loess thinning down to a
1997 – Investigation
of an emergency situation caused by landslide shifts at one of the sections of
the highway Sevastopol-Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine).
The PMRSE investigations determined that the landslide detachment surfaces were
structurally confined to the fractured zone of recent activation and that the
landslide was fed by the groundwater along tectonic fractures. According to a
tectonophysical survey the mechanical stress, which resulted in a landslide
shift, and tectonic stresses in the zone of the recent fault had common
features. These investigations had a great value for taking an urgent project
decision and were later confirmed by drilling.
1995-1996 – Survey
of active fractures in the cities of Kerch and Simferopol for the purpose of
The PMRSE technology was used to do the mapping of active fractures in the above
cities. The validity of the detected fractures was confirmed by direct
observations, where the fractures could be traced up on the open territory,
morphostructural and tectonophysical calculations as well as observations over
spatial distribution of advanced deformation of buildings.
1995 – Investigation
of the reason of destructive deformities of Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater, the
world known architectural monument.
Application of the PMRSE technology allowed determining the main reason of
destructive deformities. Most specialists dealing with the problem were inclined
to think that the deformities in the Theater were caused by the subsidence of
loess soil in its foundation. After analyzing the PMRSE findings and a spatial
spreading of deformities in other buildings on the surveyed territory it was
determined that the theater building was located at the head of a developing
landslide and its emergency state was caused by activation of landsliding processes.