2016 Geological Association of New Jersey Annual Conference and Field Trip
Field trip space is
limited to 2 buses.
No private vehicles.
GANJ XXXIII - Shallow
Subsurface Geophysical Applications in Environmental Geology
When: October 14th (Fri.) - 15th (Sat.), 2016
Friday Teacher's Workshop 10:00-12:00 AM at the USGS office in North Trenton (see map and detrails below).
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Friday Meeting 1:00-6:00 PM at the NJ State Museum in Trenton
Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Field Trip in the North Trenton area including 4 STOPS:
1) NJGWS Office for display of their geophysical arsenal,
2) a Stockton Formation quarry at Prahlsville Mills, Rt. 29.
3) sream cut sub-vertical dipping Lockatong Formation beds in a stream, and
4) the Naval Air Warfare Center in West Trenton to see Lockatong core and a radial test-well field.
Registration will open soon at http://shop.ganj.org/
or complete and mail this hardcopy form to the address below:
Emma C. Rainforth, Ph.D., School of Theoretical and Applied Science,
Mailed registrations and registrations with lunch option are due Oct 7th. Online registrations that do not include lunch will be accepted until Oct. 8th. After Oct. 8th, register on-site the day of the meeting if space is available. No refunds after Oct. 8th.
Shallow subsurface geophysics for environmental applications is the theme for the Geological Association of New Jersey’s (GANJ) 33rd annual meeting and field trip.
Obtaining geologic and hydrogeologic data with borehole geophysical probes, sensors, and other instruments, has many applications as part of environmental investigations. Information may be obtained on structural features, including the location, depth, and orientation of water bearing fractures and zones; lithology and lithologic contacts; aquifer hydraulic characteristics; and general water quality.
A teachers’ workshop is planned that provides a summary of the New Jersey Geological and Water Survey (NJGWS) method of using structural geologic data for rendering features in Google Earth and constructing constrained profile depictions of fractured-bedrock aquifers. The workshop will be led by staff from the NJGWS. Those attending the workshop will need to bring their own laptop computers and to provide their email address so that necessary materials may be provided prior to the workshop.
Speakers for this year are from the NJGWS, academic institutions in the area, and consulting firms that utilize shallow subsurface geophysics in their environmental investigations. There will be a strong emphasis on real-world applications for site characterization and remediation. Our keynote speaker is Richard Lee, P.G., R. GP., President and Principal Geophysicist with Quantum Geophysics. Mr. Lee has almost thirty (30) years of experience conducting geophysical investigations for engineering, environmental, and ground water applications.
The Saturday field trip will begin at the NJGWS garage and workshop where we will see a variety of shallow subsurface geophysical equipment. A significant amount of time will be spent at the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), an active environmental investigation and remediation site. The NAWC is also a U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program contaminated fractured bedrock aquifer research site. This stop will provide an opportunity to see and discuss experimental approaches to contaminated site investigation and remediation. Cores of the underlying geology will be available for viewing and discussion. The formations at the site will be viewed at two (2) other stops, one a Stockton Sandstone quarry and the second a stream traverse to see overturned beds in the Lockatong Formation.
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For the Teacher's workshop, The U.S. Geological Survey New Jersey Water Science Center is located at 3450 Princeton Pike, Suite 110, in Lawrenceville, NJ. It is most easily reached from I-95/I-295.
From I-95/I-295, take Exit 8B for Princeton Pike North/County Road 583 North. After the first traffic light (Lenox Drive), turn right into the 2nd driveway at the 3450 sign. Follow the driveway to the left side of the building for visitor parking.
Friday October 14th: Oral Presentations at The New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
10:30-12:00 Teachers’ Workshop in the US Geological Survey Meeting Room
NJGWS Method of Borehole Televiewer Analysis with Google Earth Applications, Gregory Herman, Princeton Geoscinces, Inc. (NJGWS retired) and Fern Beetle-Moorecroft, NJGWS
1:00-1:30 Opening Remarks, State of the GANJ Organization & Business Meeting
Michael P. Gagliano, NJGWS and GANJ President
1:30-2:00 NJGWS Calibration and Flow Studies Using a Heat-Pulse Flow Meter Model HFM2293, Gregory Herman, Princeton Geoscinces, Inc. (NJGWS retired)
2:00-2:30 Resistivity Mapping and Ground Water Flow, Michael P. Gagliano, NJGWS
2:45-3:15 Environmental Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar
3:15-3:45 Borehole Televiewer Synoptic and Hydrogeologic Framework of Adjacent GM-RACER and NAWC Industrial Sites, West Trenton, Mercer County, NJ,
Gregory Herman, Princeton Geoscinces, Inc. (NJGWS retired)
3:45-4:15 Borehole Geophysical Analysis of a 6-Inch Diameter Well in Fractured Lockatong Argillite
4:30-5:30 Keynote Presentation – Multi-Channel Seismic Waves Title?
Richard Lee, P.G., R.GP, President and Principal Geophysicist, Quantum Geophysics
Saturday October 15th: Field trip in the North Trenton area 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Trip assembly at 7:45 am in the parking lot at 25 Arctic Parkway, Ewing, NJ at the easternmost lot of the NJDEP Ewing campus outside the garage of the NJ Geological and Water Survey Parkway, Ewing, NJ (see map below). Bring a hard hat, hiking boots, and extra socks (for a stream traverse).
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STOP 1 – New Jersey Geological and Water Survey, Ewing, NJ – We will view and discuss a variety of equipment at the NJGWS garage and workshop utilized in conducting shallow subsurface geophysical investigations
STOP 2 – Stockton Formation, Stockton, NJ – At Stop 2 we will visit an abandoned quarry in the Triassic Stockton Formation at Prhhlsville Mills along the Deleware River at Prahsville Mills, Rt. 29, NJ.
STOP 3 – Lockatong Formation, Villa Victoria Brook, Ewing, NJ – At this location, we will undertake a traverse of stream that eposes sub-vertical to slightly overturned beds of the Triassic Lockatong Formation.
STOP 4 – Naval Air Warfare Center, Ewing, NJ – Stop 4 will be at Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), an active environmental investigation and remediation site, located in Ewing, NJ. The NAWC is also a U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program contaminated fractured bedrock aquifer research site. This stop will provide an opportunity to see and discuss experimental approaches to contaminated site investigation and remediation. Cores of the underlying geology will be available for viewing and discussion.
Professional Development/Continuing Education Credits
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