Using high-density magnetic and electromagnetic data for waste site characterization: A case study

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Magnetometers are frequently used to characterize hazardous waste sites. Due to cost and time considerations, data are typically collected on a coarse grid with nodes on 3 to 6 meter (m) centers. Hardware and software are now available which allow the rapid and cost effective collection of information on a much finer sampling grid. In this paper we present and compare total field magnetometery data collected on 3 m centers to total field magnetometery data collected on a grid with centers of 0.5 m or less. We also compare the magnetometery data to time-domain electromagnetic (EM) data collected on a ... continued below

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Cochran, J.R. & Dalton, K.E. March 1, 1995.

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  • Cochran, J.R. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Dalton, K.E. New Mexico State University (United States)

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Magnetometers are frequently used to characterize hazardous waste sites. Due to cost and time considerations, data are typically collected on a coarse grid with nodes on 3 to 6 meter (m) centers. Hardware and software are now available which allow the rapid and cost effective collection of information on a much finer sampling grid. In this paper we present and compare total field magnetometery data collected on 3 m centers to total field magnetometery data collected on a grid with centers of 0.5 m or less. We also compare the magnetometery data to time-domain electromagnetic (EM) data collected on a 1 m by 0.2 m grid using the recently introduced Geonics Ltd. EM61 metal detector. All three data sets were collected at an abandoned landfill radioactive Burial Site No. 11 (RB-11) is located on Kirtland Air Force Base near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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  • 8. annual symposium on the application of geophysics to environmental and engineering problems, Orlando, FL (United States), 23-27 Apr 1995

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  • Other: DE95008548
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0195C
  • Report No.: CONF-950450--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 34456
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688527

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Cochran, J.R. & Dalton, K.E. Using high-density magnetic and electromagnetic data for waste site characterization: A case study, article, March 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688527/: accessed August 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.