geological survey Articles

  • Geological Survey Department - Case Study

    Client Geological Survey Department Country Cyprus Background and objective The third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is battling the subterranean penetration of salt water and long periods of drought, which cause water shortages. Water management in jeopardy The semi-arid climate on Cyprus makes great ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Response to O'Reilly et al. (2014): Policy of the US Geological Survey on advocacy

    A statement in O'Reilly et al. (2013) alleging USGS Scientists have advocated bans of coal tar sealcoat is inaccurate. It is the policy of the USGS that our products, and communications remain neutral and not advocate, recommend, or prescribe actions. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Research on geologic hazard risk management in China based on geologic hazard survey and zoning

    China is a typical developing country. Risk management has become an inevitable trend in China's geologic hazard management and it is imperative to conduct geologic hazard risk evaluation. Although China has laid the foundation for geologic hazard survey and zoning, the large-scale geologic environment information is not fully available and the geologic hazard risk evaluation must be pressed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geological characterization case study

    Oil Storage Terminal Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas GeoView, Inc. performed a geophysical investigation across a 65-acre area where large bulk oil storage tanks were planned for construction. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate the condition of the underlying limestone, which from previous work was known to be suspect in certain areas. Of primary ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Principal provisions of engineering and geological survey methodology in designing and construction of underground laboratory as a part of facility of RW underground isolation

    The most critical moment is the choice of a site for radioactive waste geological repository. Here the role of engineering and geological prospecting as a basis for the construction of a facility for underground isolation appears especially important; it is followed by finding a suitable area and subsequent allocation of the site and facility construction sites. The decision on the selection of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Airborne testing of small, fast, rugged Fourier Transform Spectrometer for geologic survey use

    Designs & Protoypes, LTD. has fielded a small, very fast, and rugged rotary Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) which can be used for environ-mental remote sensing and chemical detection. The continuous rotary scan of the Turbo FT allows operation without the laser reference of conventional FT spectrometers, and it has been demonstrated to deliver 360 spectral scans per second and 1 cm-1 ...


    By D&P Instruments

  • Regional geological recognition for the implementation of a urban geothermal concept

    A reflection seismic survey was performed in the city of Lausanne (CH) to map geological layers relevant to geothermal energy production. By using a wireless seismic system and a powerful seismic vibrator source we were able to high quality results despite the presence of elevated urban noise levels. The new subsurface maps allow the estimation of the geothermal potential for the city of ...


    By Geo2X

  • Progress on water data integration and distribution: a summary of select US Geological Survey data systems

    Critical water-resources issues ranging from flood response to water scarcity make access to integrated water information, services, tools, and models essential. Since 1995 when the first water data web pages went online, the US Geological Survey has been at the forefront of water data distribution and integration. Today, real-time and historical streamflow observations are available via web ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study: RMOTC - Using existing wells, hydro-geologic barriers are mapped.

    In August of 2005, Willowstick Technologies, LLC performed an AquaTrack study at the Teapot Dome oil field near Casper, Wyoming. The project was performed together with the assistance of the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), a unit of the United States Department of Energy. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate how the AquaTrack technology can be applied to ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • A comparison of landscape structure inside and outside the gates: analysis of the regional landscapes of four US Department of Energy facilities using US Geological Survey quadrangle maps and FRAGSTATS

    The US Department of Energy (USDOE) facilities encompass large tracts of land that include important regional ecological resources. The historical development and continued operation of these facilities has changed the structure of regional landscapes. A quantitative analysis was performed to determine if patterns of land use within the boundaries of selected USDOE facilities could be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Surface resistivity survey case study 1

    The purpose of this surface electrical resistivity survey was to delineate the event direction of a gold ore deposit. The surface electrical resistivity survey uses a 10m interval cable, that permits the FlashRES 61 channel resistivity meter to detect depth up to 120m. The depth is dependent on the cable length.  The system found an occasional resistive band from 0-350m. This knowledge was ...

  • Results of AMT survey at Patomsky crater case study

    The Patomsky crater is located in east part of the Irkutsk region (Russia). This geological object has anomaly appearance and is discordant placed relative to hosting geological structure. The crater has been discovered in 1949 during routine geological survey of the territory by geologist V.V. Kolpakov. The drastic investigations of Patomsky crater by modern technology have begun since 2006. The ...

  • Surface borehole resistivity survey case study 1

    Surface borehole method can be used to effectively maximise the value of existing boreholes. This is because surface-boreholre method can give operator more geological and geophysical information around the borehole. For example, we did a surface-borehole survey, where there was already well-known mineralisation existing between 60-80m in Figure one and 100-115m. The inversion resistivity ...

  • Fracture Area Groundwater Survey, Llano, Texas - Case Study

    In April 2011, our client had four unsuccessful drilling wells before our company participated in this project at Blackjack Ranch, Llano. After geological analysis, we conducted the seismoelectric survey along the fracture direction and provided our client a well location with 5 gallon/hour water production which proved by later ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Gravity Method

    Gravity survey - Brett D. Smith thesis area, Colorado School of Mines - 1984Designed and performed multiple-traverse surveys across the geologic boundary between the Eastern Klamath Mountains / Cascade Range provinces. Elevation surveying of gravity stations was performed utilizing non-GPS elevation surveying equipment. All survey "loops" were properly closed and double checked for accuracy ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Introduction to C. A. Hogentogler Award Article by David I. Stannard

    The 1991 C. A. Hogentogler Award was presented to David I. Stannard of the United States Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. The Hogentogler Award is presented to the author or authors of a paper of outstanding merit on soil or rock for engineering purposes published by the Society. The award was established in 1953 to stimulate research, encourage the exchange of knowledge, and recognize ...


    By ASTM International

  • White paper - RaMPS technology explained

    1. Introduction RaMPS, which stands for Resistivity Mono-pole Profiling and Sounding, is a unique and proprietary geophysical survey and exploratory methodology developed by Willowstick Technologies by combining traditional resistivity sounding and profiling techniques into an integrated surveying method. It is not only unique in the way the data is acquired, but unique in the way the ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Water Quality Changes During 500-Year Flood Controlled with Sievers TOC Analyzer

    During September 20–21, 2009, over 18 inches of rain fell in Acworth, Georgia. The U.S. Geological Survey called this an epic 500-year flood for the area and one of the worst floods in the U.S. during the past 100 years. The flooding caused the local drinking water treatment plant, Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority, to see a rapid decrease in the Allatoona Reservoir source water ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Linking infrastructure resilience to response requirements: the New Madrid Seismic Zone case

    Catastrophic events generate cascading and synergistic infrastructure failures that will produce unanticipated response requirements. Infrastructure failures not only influence the demands for services and commodities but also the mobility and capability of response organisations. This project modelled a catastrophic earthquake (M7.7) in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). The US Geological ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential-Field Methods

    Magnetic Surveys Designed and performed a total-field magnetometer survey of a 26-acre wood-waste landfill in Omak, Washington. This magnetic survey was designed to detect buried metallic debris to a depth of 12 feet and was augmented by an EM-34 soil conductivity (soil mapping) survey. Total Field Magnetic Survey - Omak, WashingtonDesigned and performed (utilizing a ...


    By ECA Geophysics

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