How accurate is radio-location?
Cave and Karst Science
British Cave Research Association (BCRA)
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The accuracy of a conventional cave survey, constructed using compass, clinometer and tape, and the treatment of the associated surveying errors has been well-discussed. Such surveys are sometimes "corrected" by means of radio-location; but the accuracy of radio-location techniques has not been widely debated. Properly understood, radio-location errors can be subjected to the same treatments as other surveying results. As well as the measurement errors of distance and angle, radio-location accuracy may be affected by the use, in conditions where it is not valid, of the traditional 'quasi-static' model of the field lines.
Vol. 23 (2), pp. 77-80