Geophysical Monitoring Articles

  • Arctic Polar Research - A Global Responsibility

    Due to climate change and geopolitical trends, the Polar Regions (particularly the Arctic) are increasingly becoming the focus of scientific, political, and economic interests. Much of the global climate is driven by forces that originate in the Arctic. The Arctic sea ice is receding faster than climate models have predicted, and the movement of freshwater into and around the Arctic plays an ...

  • GPR goes underground: Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract: Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) either robotically or by manned entry to reveal wall thickness, delamination, voids, and other conditions that enable more precise determination of pipeline integrity and verifications for trenchless technology rehabilitation. PPR, when applied to pipe-bursting applications, can ...


    By SewerVUE

  • New Geotechnical Tiltmeter with MEMS Technology

    Introducing the 850 MEMS Tuff Tilt Series, the latest addition to Jewell Instruments’ electrolytic tiltmeter line for geophysical & geotechnical applications. This versatile, rugged, weatherproof tiltmeter is a low-cost alternative to most sensors ...


    By Eneco

  • UncerTZ Consortium - Time to Depth Conversion Evolved

    Near the end of 2015 Geovariances committed itself into building a new, sophisticated tool for Time to Depth conversion in Reservoir Characterization. The challenges petitioned by the consortium partners were not easy. It included features such as: more choices in conversion (and less of a “black box”), uncertainty characterization, inclusion of faults in the conversion procedure, ...


    By Geovariances

  • Case Study - 28 MW Dual-Flash Power Plant

    Brady Hot Springs, Nevada, USA – 1992 GDA was a partial owner in this successful project and was responsible for exploration and development of the resource. As Manager of Wellfield Development, GDA recommended the comprehensive wellfield development plan, formulated the exploration program, supervised surface geological mapping and geophysical surveys for siting production and injection ...

  • Case Study - Aluto Langano Power Plant Rehabilitation

    Aluto Langano, Ethiopia – 2007 The Aluto Langano Geothermal Pilot Plant (ALGPP) is located on the Aluto volcanic complex of the Ethiopian Rift valley, close to the eastern escarpment between Lake Langano and Lake Ziway, some 200 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The Aluto volcanic complex is a young acidic system consisting of domes, lava, and pyroclastic interbeds. The geothermal field was ...

  • Identification of Archeological Remnants

    Czorsztyn Castle, Poland 2D Electrical Imaging Objective Study area was within the ruins of the 14th century Czorsztyn Castle, located in the boundaries of Pieniny National Park (southern Poland). The main goal of this research was to check if one of the stone wall residues continues under the ground surface. Additionally, an attempt was ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • A novel approach for providing potable water in rural Sodwana Bay, northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    Many people living in the Sodwana area of South Africa do not have access to potable water. Groundwater is the best source of fresh water for the rural community. Potable water in the Zululand coastal plain, Sodwana, South Africa can be enhanced by: (i) providing detailed information on the aquifer system using geophysics; (ii) providing information on groundwater quality and its efficient ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - The Oluz Mound Archaeological Site Investigation

    Amasya, Turkey The Oluz Mound is a very important ancient Turkish settlement with a history stretching back 4,500 years BC. Objective To help an on going arcaeological excavations and to show possible structural extensions or new remains on the side by using the Geophysical Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) imaging method. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Construction Aggregate: Sand

    Geologic Mapping of Sand Unit Thickness Pyramid was contracted to perform an electrical resistivity survey across 230 acres of undeveloped land in North Carolina. The purpose of the survey was to quantify the lateral extents and approximate depth/thicknesses of sandy soils near the ground surface. The client was interested in the potential of the site to be utilized as a sand mine, and ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Pipeline Subsidence

    Looking for sinkholes Pyramid Environmental recently performed a geophysical investigation for the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad, NM. The survey used electrical resistivity mapping (ER) to look for potential underground caves or caverns near an area designated for the construction of an underground utility line. A 2D resistivity survey ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Land Slide Investigation

    The landslide occurred on March 30, 2011. The maximum rainfall (53.1 kg/m2) has been seen in this month during a year. There is igneous rock that composed of tuff, andesite, dasite and basalt on the top of metamorphic schist, graphitic schist and serpentine. There are also basalt and limestone blocks. These blocks were split by fault and moved. The landslide body is consisting of schist and ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Case Study - Remedial Investigation - Former Vickers Refinery, Potwin, Kansas

    MWH carried out this comprehensive investigation in order to characterize soil, geology, surface water, and groundwater and identify possible source areas and potential contaminant migration pathways. Additionally, this investigation evaluated hydraulic pathways and the interaction between aquifers, evaluate the performance of the recovery wells, and evaluate groundwater and surface water ...


    By EI LLC

  • Analyzing and representing Downhole information on a daily basis using ESdat and Encom Discover - Case Study

    GHD used ESdat to optimize data collection and analysis and minimize data handling when working with downhole data information. 3D data output was provided by Encom Discover. Overview GHD is an professional services consultancy – 6000+ staff and offices in Australia, Middle East, Asia & Americas.  GIS used extensively within GHD with a ...

  • Quantitative pipe condition assessment with Pipe Penetrating Radar

    Abstract Pipe Penetrating Radar (PPR) is the underground in-pipe application of GPR, a non-destructive testing method that can detect defects and cavities within and outside mainline diameter (>18 in / 450mm) non-ferrous (reinforced concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, etc.) pipes. The key advantage of PPR is the unique ability to map pipe wall thickness and deterioration including voids ...


    By SewerVUE

  • Spatial variations of river–groundwater interactions from upstream mountain to midstream oasis and downstream desert in Heihe River basin, China

    The Heihe River basin consists of three different characteristic regions: upstream mountain area, midstream oasis region, and downstream desert region. Understanding the river–groundwater interactions in different river reaches is important for sustainable water resources management. In this study, river–groundwater interactions in three different river regions are investigated by the analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 3D model evolution of a leak based on GPR image interpretation

    This paper presents some aspects of the time propagation of underground water leakage in controlled laboratory conditions using a drilled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe and interpreting ground penetrating radar (GPR) images. GPR pre-processed images are interpreted for easy identification and extraction of surfaces and volumes of water leakage. Finally, the temporal evolution of a water leak is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Algiz XRW Assists scientists on the Frozen arctic sea - Case Study

    With help from the Algiz XRW portable rugged notebook computer from Handheld Group, two scientists hosted the Arctic Science Field Logistics project from autumn to spring 2013-14, providing researchers from around the world a unique opportunity to collect scientific data in a remote Arctic location. This rugged notebook assisted with recording and storing scientific data, keeping open lines of ...


    By Handheld UK and Ireland Ltd

  • Geo Drilling International: Hands-On

    Boart Longyear has launched a core-orientation system made for drillers, by drillers Although critical for mapping exploration and minesite development, core orientation is part of the drilling process that has experienced only incremental product improvements through small changes to the process and equipment. Boart Longyear has now introduced TruCore, a first-inindustry integrated ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Archaeological survey 2

    The site of the Meadows’ Wesleyan Cemetery in the Adelaide is thought to contain more than 130 unmarked graves. This site initially had a chapel constructed on it in 1840 and the first burial in 1855.  The initial chapel was replaced by a more substantial stone building in 1856.  Burials continued in this cemetery sporadically until the 1940’s although the site became less ...

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