Joint inversion of geophysical data for site characterization and restoration monitoring. 1998 annual progress report

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'The purpose of this project is to develop a computer code for joint inversion of seismic and electrical data, to improve underground imaging for site characterization and remediation monitoring. The computer code developed in this project will invert geophysical data to obtain direct estimates of porosity and saturation underground, rather than inverting for seismic velocity and electrical resistivity or other geophysical properties. This is intended to be a significant improvement in the state-of-the-art of underground imaging, since interpretation of data collected at a contaminated site would become much less subjective. Potential users include DOE scientists and engineers responsible for characterizing ... continued below

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Berge, P. A.; Roberts, J. J.; Berryman, J. G. & Wildenschild, D. June 1, 1998.

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'The purpose of this project is to develop a computer code for joint inversion of seismic and electrical data, to improve underground imaging for site characterization and remediation monitoring. The computer code developed in this project will invert geophysical data to obtain direct estimates of porosity and saturation underground, rather than inverting for seismic velocity and electrical resistivity or other geophysical properties. This is intended to be a significant improvement in the state-of-the-art of underground imaging, since interpretation of data collected at a contaminated site would become much less subjective. Potential users include DOE scientists and engineers responsible for characterizing contaminated sites and monitoring remediation of contaminated sites. In this three-year project, the authors use a multi-phase approach consisting of theoretical and numerical code development, laboratory investigations, testing on available laboratory and borehole geophysics data sets, and a controlled field experiment, to develop practical tools for joint electrical and seismic data interpretation. This report summarizes work after about 1.7 years of a 3-year project. Progress on laboratory measurements is described first, followed by progress on developing algorithms for the inversion code to relate geophysical data to porosity and saturation.'

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  • Other: DE00013571
  • Report No.: EMSP-55411--98
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  • DOI: 10.2172/13571 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 13571
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624884

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Berge, P. A.; Roberts, J. J.; Berryman, J. G. & Wildenschild, D. Joint inversion of geophysical data for site characterization and restoration monitoring. 1998 annual progress report, report, June 1, 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624884/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.