Military Hydrology. Report 6. Assessment of Two Currently 'Fieldable' Geophysical Methods for Military Ground-Water Detection.
Miscellaneous paper 1 May 82-30 Apr 83,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A Defense Science Board Water Support Task Force concluded that technology shortfalls exist in surface techniques for detection of ground water. These shortfalls in technology were also recognized in a Draft Letter of Agreement for a Subsurface Water Detector. Conclusions of a Geophysics Working Group at the Ground-Water Detection Workshop were a there are two currently fieldable geophysical methods, electrical resistivity and seismic refraction, that are applicable to the ground-water detection problem and may offer a near-term solution to the identified detection technology shortfall, and b there are several state-of-the-art and emerging geophysical techniques that may have potential in the far term for application to the ground-water detection problem. This report is the result of a study to a assess the feasibility of using two currently fieldable geophysical methods for military ground-water detection applications, b determine the limitations of the complementary use of the methods for detection application, and c determine the level of expertise required for acquiring, processing, and interpreting the geophysical data if the methodology is feasible and the limitations are acceptable. The report presents the results of geophysical surveys at two sites, White Sands Missile Range, N. Mex., and Fort Carson, Colo.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology