ACQUISITION OF INSTRUMENTATION TO SUPPORT EARTH SCIENCE RESEARCH WITH NEAR SURFACE GEOPHYSICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND TO ENGAGE UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ON TWO URBAN CAMPUSES

Project Details

Description

1406430SlaterThis grant supports acquisition of a suite of near-surface field geophysical instruments to support research and research training at Rutgers University ? Newark and the City College of New York. Specific instrumentation that will be acquired includes: 1) a magnetometer; 2) borehole logging tools (e.g., gamma ray detector and magnetic susceptibility); 3) electromagnetic instrumentation; 4) a multi-channel seismograph; and 5) global positioning system (GPS) receivers. The requested instrumentation will support studies of carbon cycling in peatlands, groundwater-surface water interactions, solute transport in various geological settings, and biodegradation of contaminants in the subsurface that will benefit from various near-surface geophysical remote sensing modalities and precise positioning capability. The equipment will support research training and educational outreach activities at two urban academic institutions with a focus on engaging underrepresented students in geophysics, archaeological research, and applications of near surface geophysical imaging tools to urban environmental issues. ***
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/1/147/31/17

Funding

  • National Science Foundation (National Science Foundation (NSF))

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