Magnetometer and gradiometer surveys for detection of underground storage tanks

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doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.xxvii.1.37
Authors:Schlinger, Charles M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Utah, Dep. Geol. and Geophys., Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Volume Title:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Source:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, 27(1), p.37-50. Publisher: Association of Engineering Geologists, Dallas, TX, United States. ISSN: 0004-5691
Publication Date:1990
Note:In English. 9 refs.; illus.
Summary:In the United States much of the motivation for methods for rapid and reliable detection and location of underground storage tanks comes from recent environmental protection legislation that regulates underground storage tanks, including both existing and new installations. U.S. regulatory matters aside, ground-water contamination is a problem that knows no national borders; remediation of sites where hazardous substances can invade or have invaded ground-water supplies is a global concern. Detection and location of underground steel storage tanks can be readily accomplished using magnetometer and magnetic gradiometer surveys, which are a passive variety of remote sensing. This paper presents investigations at two sites at Hill Air Force Base, northern Utah. In each case, magnetometer and gradiometer data have proven to be valuable for assessing the possibilities of existence and location of buried underground storage tanks. Relevant magnetic-field principles are reviewed and methods of data acquisition, reduction, analysis and interpretation are described.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Applications; Detection; Engineering geology; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; Magnetic methods; Pollution; Remote sensing; Site exploration; Surveys; Underground installations; Underground storage; Davis County Utah; Hill Air Force Base; United States; Utah; Northern Utah
Record ID:1990034072
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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