Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Geology and Geography
Thomas H. Wilson.
The U.S. Department of Energy National Energy and Technology Laboratory have utilized an airborne platform with remote sensing technologies consisting of a multi-spectral scanner and airborne electromagnetic conductivity technologies to provide a rapid reconnaissance of watershed areas. Airborne surveys were flown over the T&T Mine Complex, located in Preston County, West Virginia. The electromagnetic and thermal anomalies observed in the airborne data were compared to mine maps to correlate anomalous features with mine pools and ground water discharge points that may represent acid mine drainage (AMD). Surface geophysical studies were performed to delineate the conductivity anomalies observed in the airborne data. The geophysical surveys were not able to resolve the mine pool at a depth of 90 meters; however, there was resolution between airborne and ground survey results up to a depth of 40 meters. The thermal data was not able to resolve groundwater discharge points that may represent AMD.
Mabie, Jennifer S., "Geophysical investigation of the T and T Mine Complex, Preston County, West Virginia" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1763.