A fractured rock geophysical toolbox method selection tool

Groundwater
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Abstract

Geophysical technologies have the potential to improve site characterization and monitoring in fractured rock, but the appropriate and effective application of geophysics at a particular site strongly depends on project goals (e.g., identifying discrete fractures) and site characteristics (e.g., lithology). No method works at every site or for every goal. New approaches are needed to identify a set of geophysical methods appropriate to specific project goals and site conditions while considering budget constraints. To this end, we present the Excel-based Fractured-Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method Selection Tool (FRGT-MST). We envision the FRGT-MST (1) equipping remediation professionals with a tool to understand what is likely to be realistic and cost-effective when contracting geophysical services, and (2) reducing applications of geophysics with unrealistic objectives or where methods are likely to fail.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A fractured rock geophysical toolbox method selection tool
Series title Groundwater
DOI 10.1111/gwat.12397
Volume 54
Issue 3
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 2 p.
First page 315
Last page 316
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N