Fractured Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method Selection Tool (FRGT-MST)

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Overview

The Fractured Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method Selection Tool (FRGT-MST) is an Excel-based tool for identification of geophysical methods most likely to be appropriate for project goals and site conditions.

We envision the FRGT-MST:

  1. equipping remediation professionals with a tool to understand what is likely to be realistic and cost effective when contracting geophysical services, and
  2. reducing applications of geophysics with unrealistic objectives or where methods are likely to fail.

The 'toolbox' comprises 30 surface, cross-hole, and borehole geophysical methods. Additionally, hydrologic tests appropriate to fractured rock are included. The user enters information in two tables for site parameters and project goals. Based on user entry, a third table is populated with indicators for which methods support specified goals and are feasible at the site. Worksheet appendices provide detailed information on various methods.

 

Video Transcript

This video provides an overview of the USGS Fractured Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method Selection Tool.

 

Release History

The current version of FRGT-MST is v.1.0 (January 06, 2016). This is the initial release.

 

Information and Downloads

 

Suggested Citation for FRGT-MST

Report Citation for FRGT-MST

Day-Lewis, F.D., Johnson, C.D., Slater, L.D., Robinson, J.L., Williams, J.H., Boyden, C.L., Werkema, D., and Lane, J.W., 2016, A Fractured Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method Selection Tool: Groundwater. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12397

Software/Code Citation for FRGT-MST v1.0

Day-Lewis, F.D., Johnson, C.D., Slater, L.D., Robinson, J.L., Williams, J.H., Boyden, C.L., Werkema, D., and Lane, J.W. Jr., 2015, The Fractured Rock Geophysical Toolbox Method Selection Tool (FRGT-MST) v1.0: U.S. Geological Survey Software Release, 06 January 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F71J97TH.

 

Point of Contact

Support is provided for correcting bugs and clarification of how FRGT-MST is intended to work. Only limited assistance can be provided for applying FRGT-MST to specific problems by contacting the point of contact listed on this page.

 

Disclaimers and Notices

This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Also refer to the USGS Water Resources Software User Rights Notice for complete use, copyright, and distribution information.

Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.