Geophysical System Verification – A Physics-Based Alternative to GPOs

Type: On-Demand Video

GSV On-Demand Video

ESTCP, in collaboration with the Services, state and federal regulators, and the National Association of Ordnance and Explosive Waste Contractors (NAOC), has designed a new approach as a physics-based alternative to geophysical prove-outs (GPO).

This on-demand video of a course given in December 2009 presents the physics basis of GSV, outlines key elements of this approach (instrument verification strip and production blind seeding program), and describes its implementation on an example site. Access modules below. In addition, the material in its entirety is available in PDF format.

Module 1 Introduction / Objectives 
(7:10 min)
Presented by Mr. Jim Austreng, California Department of Toxic Substance Control
Module 2 Physics Basis for Geophysical System Verification 
(20:09 min)
Presented by Dr. Tom Bell, SAIC
Module 3 Geophysical System Verification Concepts 
(17:21 min)
Presented by Mr. Jeff Swanson, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Module 4 Application to an Example Site 
(24:28 min)
Presented by Mr. Andy Schwartz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville
Module 5 Final Thoughts 
(1:33 min)
Presented by Mr. Jim Austreng, California Department of Toxic Substance Control

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