Near-surface temperature measurements

Lev Eppelbaum*, Izzy Kutasov, Arkady Pilchin

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Near-surface thermal prospecting is based on temperature measurements in shallow (up to several meters in depth) drill holes. Since geological objects differ in terms of their thermal properties, these temperature measurements provide valuable information about features of the geological targets in the areas under investigation. The developed interpreting system includes: (1) elimination of seasonal variations by using repeated observations with following linear filtering, (2) terrain relief corrections by a correlation technique which facilitates the identification of anomalies associated with ceratin buried features, (3) application for quantitative analysis of thermal anomalies the advanced methodologies developed for magnetic prospecting for conditions of inclined relief, arbitrary magnetization (polarization), and an unknown level of the normal field. Several examples illustrate effective application of quantitative examination of thermal anomalies in ore and oil & gas geophysics, in archaeological and environmental investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
ISSN (Print)2193-8571
ISSN (Electronic)2193-858X


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