Geophysical Monitoring Articles

  • Keynote presenter previews NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    Andrea Croskrey, PG, of the Texas Water Development Board will give the keynote presentation at the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater, March 20-21 in Denver, Colorado. Focusing on the use of geophysics—from remote sensing to borehole applications—for groundwater studies, the conference also ...

  • Use of Electromagnetic Induction Tools in salinity assessment/appraisals in eastern Colorado

    Abstract Electromagnetic induction (EMI) is a relatively low-cost and rapid method for measuring, assessing spatially soil salinity. The two studies were conducted to evaluate data obtained with a single-frequency (EM38 meter) and multi-frequency (GEM300 sensor) EMI instruments and to relate apparent conductivity measured by these instruments with the more conventional conductivity of the ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Geophysical applications to solid waste analysis

    Abstract: Case studies of regional landfills show that electromagnetic geophysical methods can accurately and inexpensively define boundaries and thickness of waste. Degradation of putrescible solid waste generates conductive leachate that can be imaged with a frequency-domain terrain conductivity meter. Terrain conductivity measurements can be modified through a simple algorithm based upon ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • UXO discrimination using time domain electromagnetic induction

    Introduction An explosive ordnance is a munition that is either launched or fired with the intent of detonation at a specified target. An unexploded ordnance (UXO) is an explosive ordnance that, due to some malfunction, remains undetonated. As a result, the ordnance can be found at the ground surface, partially buried, or buried at a depth of up to 8 m beneath the surface. Practical and ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Using Electromagnetic induction to characterize soils - Case Study

    Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine salinity and moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

    A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012. A pattern of dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff

    These two words might make you sleepy: stormwater management. But they should make you scared. Or, if a new study can help shake things up, hopeful. Runoff carrying oil, salt, fertilizer, sediment and other pollutants is a top threat to lakes across the U.S., and several factors — including rising population, growing cities and changing climate — are ...


    By Ensia

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