Enhancing Geophysical Data Acquisition, Quality Control, Processing, Analysis and Visualization for UXO Detection, Characterization and Discrimination
As earth scientists seek to address today's demands to detect, characterize and discriminate buried Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). For remediation and sofa disposal, they are increasingly relying on high-resolution geophysical methods to provide accurate and efficient detection of land-based and offshore targets. In comparison with traditional sampling procedures, geophysical methods are especially well suited for this application because they minimize time, danger and cost factors - yet maximize the amount of data, information and knowledge obtained. Typical geophysical methods used in UXO detection include magnetic (vertical gradient and/or total field) and electromagnetic (EM) surveys. Both methods offer convenience and the potential to locate and characterize UXO targets.