A Technology Transfer Program for Facilitating Effective use of Geophysics for Environmental Characterization and Monitoring at DoD Sites

The objectives of this program are to:
[1] Broaden the effective deployment of geophysical technologies to achieve DoD’s
environmental performance goals, and reduce costs and timelines to resolve environmental issues at
DoD sites resulting from novel technology transfer (T2) on geophysical technologies.
[2]Develop effective T2 activities that overcome the limitations of standard ESTCP
documents (reports, protocols and guidance documents) and are more applicable for transferring the
key information needed on geophysical technology performance by managers and decision makers
involved in stewardship of DoD sites.


[a] Geophysics 101 – Realistic expectations for geophysics when used for site characterization and remediation monitoring
[b] Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) concepts: opportunities and limitations, time-lapse ERT 
[a] Geophysical Characterization and Monitoring Studies: Hydrogeologic Framework and Processes
[b] Borehole Geophysical Logging


Coming Soon:
 - Overview of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
 - Scenario Evaluator for Electrical Resistivity (SEER) Survey Design Tool
 - Geophysical Toolbox

Ask a Geophysicist Forum

Find information on geophysical technologies at our web forum: http://askageophysicist.org/ or http://askageophysicist.net/

Posts can be created by any user in this forum for an open discussion format.  Included content:

  • How can I better use geophysical technologies to meet my objectives?
  • Using geophysics to define a conceptual site model
  • Electrical resistivity, ground penetrating radar, electromagnetics, 
  • Success and failure experiences


Terry, N., Day-Lewis, F.D., Robinson, J.L., Slater, L.D., Halford, K., Binley, A., Johnson, C.D., Lane, J.W., Werkema, D., (In preparation). The Scenario Evaluator for Electrical Resistivity (SEER) Survey Design Tool, Groundwater.
Day-Lewis, F.D., Slater, L.D., Robinson, J., Johnson, C., Terry, N., Werkema, D., (Accepted 12/2015). An overview of geophysical technologies appropriate for characterization and monitoring at fractured-rock sites, Global Trends in the Environmental Remediation Industry in Journal of Environmental Management.
Day-Lewis, F. D., Johnson, C. D., Slater, L. D., Robinson, J. L., Williams, J. H., Boyden, C. L., & Werkema, D. (2016). A Fractured Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method. Groundwater, 54(3), 315–316. http://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12397
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Lee Slater
Rutgers University-Newark
Phone: 973-353-5109
Fax: 973-353-1965
Program Manager: Environmental Restoration