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Cone penetrometers (Gumsdpc)

Definition
Truck mounted devices that rapidly penetrate the ground to collect samples. They have been used for approximately 50 years for geotechnical applications, but their use for site characterization is relatively new. (Source: www.brownfieldstsc.org/glossary.cfm?lett=C)
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Penetrometers (Gumsdp)