Aeromagnetic investigations of hazardous waste sites

Fact Sheet 077-95



Aeromagnetic survey data collected by helicopter over hazardous waste sites can be used to map the distribution of buried metallic (ferrous) objects at these sites, including drums and scrap metal. Thorough knowledge of the locations and nature of hazardous waste containers and contaminated objects is needed prior to the start of remediation efforts. Non-invasive geophysical techniques such as the aeromagnetic method provide the best way to obtain this knowledge. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) not only has experience in processing and interpreting aeromagnetic surveys of this type but also offers aid in the design and monitoring of contracts for such surveys.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Aeromagnetic investigations of hazardous waste sites
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 077-95
DOI 10.3133/fs07795
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center
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