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Chapter 17: Electrical Resistance Tomography—Theory and Practice

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William Daily
William Daily
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550. William Daily E-mail: daily1@llnl.gov. Abelardo Ramirez E-mail: ramirez3@llnl.gov.
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Abelardo Ramirez
Abelardo Ramirez
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550. William Daily E-mail: daily1@llnl.gov. Abelardo Ramirez E-mail: ramirez3@llnl.gov.
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Andrew Binley
Andrew Binley
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Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK. E-mail: A.Binley@lancaster.ac.uk
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Douglas LaBrecque
Douglas LaBrecque
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Multi-phase Technologies, LLC, Sparks, NV 89436. E-mail: Dlabrec 887@yahoo.com.
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Published:
January 01, 2005

Historical Development

During the last two decades, the United States government has emphasized the environmental remediation of the subsurface contamination which is a legacy of the previous decades of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War. This legacy includes radioactive, chemical, and biological contamination at thousands of sites across the country. The cleanup was, and remains, costly, with many problems solvable only with the development of new technologies. The early development of electrical resistance tomography (ERT) was mainly in response to the need for new technologies to generate high-resolution images of the shallow subsurface. Also, much of the early use of ERT was site characterization or process monitoring for soil and groundwater cleanup.

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Investigations in Geophysics

Near-Surface Geophysics

Dwain K. Butler
Dwain K. Butler
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
13
ISBN electronic:
9781560801719
Publication date:
January 01, 2005

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