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Geophysical surveys (electromagnetic and GPR) of hydrocarbon contaminated soils at Scott Base, Marble Point, Bull Pass and Lake Vida
Entry ID: K054_2000_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: To determine how hydrocarbon contamination of Antarctic soils alters the geophysical response, and if so what was the nature of this response, was investigated at Scott Base with electromagnetic and ground penetrating radar surveys in areas where spills have occurred. The geophysical response was expected to be resistive due to the way that hydrocarbons interact with the salt and alter the ... View entire text
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
  N: -77.42   S: -77.42   E: 163.68   W: 163.68
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 161.87   W: 161.87
  N: -77.38   S: -77.38   E: 161.81   W: 161.81

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-12-02
Stop Date: 2000-12-13
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Quality All of the surveys and data are backed up on CD or DVD. The files are raw data files and often quite large (e.g. many Mbytes for ONE radar file). Please contact the investigator for access.
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University of Canterbury
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Postal Code: 8140
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Pettersson, J.K. Nobes, D.C. Environmental geophysics at Scott Base: ground penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction as tools for mapping contaminated ground at Antarctic research bases. Cold regions science and technology 37: 187-195, 2003.

Pettersson, J.K. 2004. The use of GPR and HLEM geophysical techniques to investigate hydrocarbon contaminated sites in the McMurdo Sound ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-12-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23