Integration of geophysics within the Argonne expedited site characterization Program at a site in the southern High Plains

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An Argonne National Laboratory Expedited Site Characterization (ESC) program was carried out at a site in the central United States. The Argonne ESC process emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach in which all available information is integrated to produce as complete a picture as possible of the geologic and hydrologic controls on contaminant distribution and transport. As part of this process, all pertinent data that have been collected from previous investigations are thoroughly analyzed before a decision is made to collect additional information. A seismic reflection program recently concluded at the site had produced inconclusive results. Before we decided whether another acquisition ... continued below

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Hastings, B.; Hildebrandt, G.; Meyer, T.; Saunders, W. & Burton, J.C. May 1, 1995.

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An Argonne National Laboratory Expedited Site Characterization (ESC) program was carried out at a site in the central United States. The Argonne ESC process emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach in which all available information is integrated to produce as complete a picture as possible of the geologic and hydrologic controls on contaminant distribution and transport. As part of this process, all pertinent data that have been collected from previous investigations are thoroughly analyzed before a decision is made to collect additional information. A seismic reflection program recently concluded at the site had produced inconclusive results. Before we decided whether another acquisition program was warranted, we examined the existing data set to evaluate the quality of the raw data, the appropriateness of the processing sequence, and the integrity of the interpretation. We decided that the field data were of sufficient quality to warrant reprocessing and reinterpretation. The main thrust of the reprocessing effort was to enhance the continuity of a shallow, low-frequency reflection identified as a perching horizon within the Ogallala formation. The reinterpreted seismic data were used to locate the boundaries of the perched aquifer, which helped to guide the Argonne ESC drilling and sampling program. In addition, digitized geophysical well log data from previous drilling programs were reinterpreted and integrated into the geologic and hydrogeologic model.

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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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  • Report No.: ANL/ER/CP--86429
  • Report No.: CONF-950450--8
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 67723
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708847

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Hastings, B.; Hildebrandt, G.; Meyer, T.; Saunders, W. & Burton, J.C. Integration of geophysics within the Argonne expedited site characterization Program at a site in the southern High Plains, article, May 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708847/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.