Geophysical Classification for Munitions Response

  Team Leaders
Roman Racca
916-255-6407
roman.racca@dtsc.ca.gov

Tracie White
303-692-3452
tracie.white@state.co.us

Develop a guidance document and Internet-based training course that reflects recent technical and procedural advances in detecting and classifying geophysical anomalies for munitions response (MR) projects. Geophysical anomaly classification is a new, cutting-edge technology, in which geophysical anomalies (e.g. scrap metal, unexploded ordnance, etc.) are detected on a munitions response site, and then, with the use of new instruments and advanced geophysics, the anomalies are classified underground in order to determine whether or not the individual items will be removed. The guidance document and training course will provide guidance to environmental professionals concerning the design and execution of geophysical classification, including the geophysical detection and classification instruments, processing techniques, and quality control measures to support a successful MR project. This project will describe the science behind geophysical classification, the steps to be taken in the field and during the data processing, and provide measures to allow the quality of the work to be assessed, thereby increasing the scientific defensibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of MR projects.