This four-day course presents instruction and hands-on training in the skills of identifying bedrock type and mapping fracture traces and lineaments on stereo-pair aerial photographs and appropriate satellite images for investigative site analysis.
Fracture trace, lineament, and photogeologic analysis are recognized field tools hydrogeologists, geoscientists, and engineers use for:
Geoscientists and engineers with a working knowledge of fracture trace analysis eliminate a lot of guesswork and uncertainty involved in field projects.
Course instructors Gold and Parizek are two of the foremost authorities in the field of applied remote sensing. Both are university professors with extensive field experience and publications to their credit. They have designed this course to provide you with:
A day-long field trip in the surrounding countryside of Penn State University is a course highlight that provides you the opportunity to locate and examine field evidence of fracture traces and structures mapped during two class exercises. You will also witness the hydrodynamic effects in a fracture bedrock aquifer system by visiting high-yield production wells located on fracture intersections, including the first two wells known to be sited using this method, tremendous flowing springs and streams fed by groundwater, and limestone outcrops displaying dense joint networks and solution cavities. Penn State's living filter project will be visited where fracture traces were used in site characterization studies and to locate monitoring wells.
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Consultants will become better acquainted with the uses and limitations of applying fracture trace analysis procedures to geotechnical projects, and the process of analysis one must go through to be successful.
Regulatory personnel will understand the importance of having these structure features included in site assessment projects and pollution control and clean-up projects.
Owners of business and industrial facilities will learn the risks they are subjected to by ignoring these structures.
*You should have had some introductory experience working with stereo models and aerial photographic interpretations. Those having basic geologic, soil, agricultural, land-use planning, engineering, or related experiences will benefit most from this course.
Please note that topics addressed may vary depending upon class experience and background.
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel215 Innovation Blvd.State College, Pennsylvania 16803814 863.5000
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $105 per night/single occupancy and $115 per night/double occupancy. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the September 12 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to use the NGWA personal reservation identification code "NGWJ14A" whether making reservations online at http://www.pshs.psu.edu/ or by phoning 800 233.7505. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
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