environmental geophysical investigations employ non-destructive techniques to
image areas of interest. These projects require the right equipment,
experience, and approach.
Geophysical Approach to Problems
- Define the project goal. Be specific.
- What is the source of the problem?
- What is the target of the survey?
- Define the geological and cultural environment.
- What physical properties of the target contrast with the environment
it is in?
- Determine which geophysical techniques should be used.
- What geophysical techniques take advantage of the contrast in
- Which techniques are most cost-effective?
- Understand the limitations of the techniques and what the
finished product will look like.
- Who is doing the interpretation?
- How detailed will the interpretation be?
- Is the project feasible and when will this be known?
- Determine the logistics of the project, including constraints of
weather and terrain.
- Determine what complimentary studies are necessary or
- Determine the time required to do the project and the project
- Decide on the desired reports and deliverables.
Geophysical and Geological Surveys
- Baseline Characterizations
- Electrical Resistivity
- Induced Polarization
- Electromagnetic Methods
- Ground Penetrating Radar
- Magnetic Methods
- High Resolution Metal Detection
- Seismic Methods
- Global Positioning System (GPS) Mapping