Enhancements to and Characterization of the Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) Prototype Instrument and Applications to Shallow Subsurface Imaging at Sites in the DOE Complex
Description: The objective of this research is to enhance the state-of-the-art in electromagnetic imaging of the shallow subsurface in electrically conductive media where groundpenetrating radar (GPR) provides insufficient penetration and time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) systems provide insufficient resolution. This objective is being pursued by instrumentation enhancements to the existing very early time electromagnetic (VETEM) system coupled with physical and numerical modeling. Success in this endeavor will improve the speed and accuracy of waste pit and trench location and characterization, and could have additional applications to shallow DNAPL and LNAPL spill and cleanup monitoring, clay barrier integrity assessment, and landfill stabilization monitoring. This could result in significant savings in time and money during characterization, remediation, and decommissioning of facilities.
Date: June 1, 2000
Creator: Wright, David L. & Chew, Weng Cho
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