Special Issue "Electromagnetic and Electrical Methods for Environmental Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: near surface geophysics; surface wave seismic; electrical methods; frequency domain electro-magnetic methods
Interests: biogeophysics; environmental geophysics; near-surface geophysics; electrical methods; induced polarization; electromagnetic methods
Interests: near-surface geophysics; induced polarization; geoelectrical; electromagnetic methods; water-borne geophysics
In geophysics, electrical and electromagnetic methods have demonstrated their potential for environmental engineering investigations. Both galvanically coupled and contactless measuring devices are used for a wide range of environmental applications, such as geohydrological characterization, precision agriculture, brownfield investigations, monitoring of mass movements and land degradation, as well as climate-change-driven processes under extreme conditions. Moreover, innovative technologies such as wireless instruments, permanent monitoring setups, and light airborne survey systems present new perspectives for the use of electromagnetic and electrical methods in the context of environmental engineering applications. This Special Issue aims at providing an overview of recent advances in measuring technologies, with a special focus on case studies demonstrating the potential of electrical and electromagnetic methods applied to environmental problems.
Possible Special Issue topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Electrical resistivity tomography for environmental characterization.
- Borehole and surface electrical resistivity tomography for the monitoring of polluted sites.
- Electromagnetic and electrical methods in urban areas.
- Electromagnetic and electrical methods for precision agriculture.
- Electrical resistivity tomography for geothermal applications.
- Airborne electromagnetic methods for environmental applications.
- Marine electromagnetic and electrical methods.
- Permanent on-site monitoring systems.
- Ground penetrating radar for geotechnical applications.
- Electrical methods for geotechnical soil characterization.
- Electromagnetic and electrical methods for climate change monitoring.
- Electromagnetic and electrical methods in arid zones.
- Electromagnetic and electrical methods for cryosphere investigations.
- Electromagnetic and electrical methods for the investigation of mass movements and landslides.
Dr. Jacopo Boaga
Dr. Adrian Flores-Orozco
Dr. Matthias Bücker
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- Electrical resistivity tomography
- transient electromagnetics
- frequency-domain electromagnetics
- ground penetrating radar
- induced polarization
- geophysical monitoring
- environmental geophysics
- engineering geophysics