Advanced Geophysical Classification of WWII-Era Unexploded Bombs Using Borehole Electromagnetics
Journal Article - Open Access
Black Tusk Geophysics, Inc. Vancouver United States
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The legacy of World War II-era unexploded bombs UXB is an ongoing public safety hazard throughout Europe, and especially in Germany. Large, airdropped bombs that are a legacy of Allied bombing campaigns are discovered on a weekly basis in Germany, requiring evacuations and disposal efforts costing hundreds of thousands of Euros in some instances. This article presents recent work done by Black Tusk Geophysics using advanced geophysical classification AGC to reliably identify hazardous ordnance at urban sites in Germany. After briefly describing electromagnetic EM sensors and data processing required for AGC, this article will discuss survey and design considerations for characterization of large, deep UXBs in urban environments.
- Aerial Bombs
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Electricity and Magnetism