Geophysical Investigations of Infrastructure Sites within the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPRA)

Study the geophysical response of infrastructure sites within the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska (NPRA) that are threatened by erosion. The primary goal is to improve imaging of the subsurface by utilizing a portable broadband EM induction system to determine volumes of materials, resulting in the development of new procedures for data collection, processing, and inversion of the EM data. Enhance the state-of-the-art in near-surface imaging by utilizing new technologies for calibration and inversion. Use the results from the geophysical investigations to plan site characterization activities including: sample placement, trenching, excavation, and removal.

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Primary Contact Jared D. Abraham (
Other Contacts Bethany Burton (Email:
Primary Organization US Geological Survey
Other Organizations US Bureau of Land Management
Organization Types Federal
Geo-keywords Alaska, North Slope
Start Date 2005-09-30
Created February 23, 2016, 01:19 (AKST)
Last Updated September 16, 2021, 12:51 (AKDT)