References and resources


References and publications suggested to the SIGMA project team

General information, case studies and non-peer reviewed literature

RSK’s excellent book ‘Geophysical techniques and applications

A very detailed description of individual geophysical techniques and applications, with advice on how to proceed with surveys, and how instructing clients can interface with contractors here:

Published and peer reviewed case studies

on NMR:

Vertical resolution

Horizontal resolution (separated loops)

Magnetic susceptibility and pore size

On airborne TEM

Lawrie, KC, Tan, KP, Clarke, JC, Munday, TJ, Fitzpatrick, A, Brodie, RS, Apps, H, Halas, L, Cullen, K, Pain, CF, Kuske, TJ, Cahill, K & Davis, A 2010, ‘Using the SkyTEM time domain airborne electromagnetics (AEM) system to map aquifer systems and salinity hazard in the Ord Valley, Western Australia’, Professional Opinion 2010/01, Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Lawrie, KC, Carey, H, Christensen, NB, Clarke, J, Lewis, S, Ivkovic, KM & Marshall, SK 2012, ‘Evaluating the role of airborne electromagnetics in mapping seawater intrusion and carbonate-karstic groundwater systems in Australia’, Record 2012/42, Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

A selection of case studies, extended abtracts and papers here

Detection of cave systems and voids

Martínez-Moreno et al., 2015, Detecting gypsum caves with microgravity and ERT under soil water content variations (Sorbas, SE Spain), Engineering Geology, v193

Martínez-Moreno et al., 2014, Integrated geophysical methods for studying the karst system of Gruta de las Maravillas (Aracena, Southwest Spain), J. of App. Geophys. v107

Tuckwell et al., 2008, The use of microgravity to detect small distributed voids and low-density ground, QJEGH, v41, n3.

On the ‘Value of Information’ method

Trainor-Guitton et al., 2013, Value of information methodology for assessing the ability of electrical resistivity to detect CO2/brine leakage into a shallow aquifer ,Int. J. Greenhouse Gas Control, v18.

Trainor-Guitton et al., 2014 The value of spatial information for determining well placement: A geothermal example, Geophysics, v79n5

Trainor-Guitton et al., 2012, A methodology for quantifying the value of spatial information for dynamic Earth problems, in Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Springer


More quantitative examples are welcome – particularly where the positional accuracy and or resolution of a technique in determining the survey target is tested by independent follow-up investgations (e.g. boreholes, excavation, probing, etc.)

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