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Michael Waddell
Research Associate Professor

B.S., Geology , University of South Carolina , 1979

M.S., Geology , University of South Carolina , 1982

Phone: 803-978-7524
Fax: 803-978-7528
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Near surface seismic reflection, and refraction application to groundwater resources and contaminate studies. The use of high-resolution p-wave seismic reflection methods for detection of DNAPLs

 

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Mr. Waddell joined ESRI-USC in 1986 to start and manage the environmental geophysical program at the ESRI-USC. He is responsible for procuring research contracts, seismic data acquisition, seismic interpretation, and rock physics studies.

Mr. Waddell completed his graduate studies at ESRI-USC in 1982 and remained at ESRI-USC until 1984 when he became a reservoir geologist for NL ERCO in Houston working on petrographic investigations of hydrocarbon reservoirs worldwide. In 1986 he returned to ESRI-USC to start an environmental geophysics group, and is presently its manger.

Since 1986, Mr. Waddell has been involved in research projects using surface resistivity to locate groundwater contamination at landfills and industry sites. He has also conducted numerous surface reflection and refraction surveys both for government agencies as well as private companies. William Domoracki, Tom Temples and Mike Waddell have been collaborating on using high-resolution seismic reflection and amplitude versus offset (AVO) attributes to detect DNAPL contamination at U.S. DOE sites.

 

 

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