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Subsurface radiowave tomography imaging in environmental monitoring applications
Author(s): Larry G. Stolarczyk
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Paper Abstract

Toxic waste has been deposited in a wide variety of containment structures. Leakage creates concerns and environmental risk. Risk assessment requires site characterization of the underlying geology and monitoring of fluid pathways to the biosphere. Subsurface imaging will play an increasing important role in site characterization and monitoring. Imaging will play an even greater role in remediation. Radio wave energy propagation has been applied in crosswell data acquisition and tomography inversion algorithms have reconstructed images of electrical conductivity variations in the geologic zone of concern. The variation in conductivity delineated structural geology and mapped the contaminant plume. This paper describes the application of the radio wave tomography imaging in chemical waste landfill and in situ mine site characterization and remediation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 1993
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1941, Ground Sensing, (31 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154692
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Larry G. Stolarczyk, Rimtech, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1941:
Ground Sensing
Hatem N. Nasr, Editor(s)

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