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Current Issue December 2019 Vol. 24.4

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A Forward by the Editor

Since taking over JEEG in late 2016, we on the editorial board have pushed 141 unique and novel articles to publication, spread over 13 issues. Publishing all of these papers has been a lot of work, but well worth the effort because of the cutting edge science the authors share with all of us. I have the particular advantage of advanced previews of these works before they hit the shelf. Interestingly, of these papers, the geophysical method by far published the most is electromagnetics (EM) and I talked at length about the large number of papers for this method in a previous editorial. EM has a dedicated special issue to its use on airborne platforms, published in March 2017, and an EM paper or two can be found in just about other every issue that is not already dedicated to another method. 

The next set of methods with high attention, with 25, 26, and 27 papers, include ground penetrating radar (GPR), seismic, and resistivity & induced polarization, respectively; each have roughly half of those dedicated to EM. The final methods with minimal attention include gravity, nondestructive testing (NDT), borehole geophysics, NMR, TDR, and SP.

While many of the papers published in JEEG have enjoyed great fame (e.g., Diamanti et al., 2017; Vignoli et al., 2017), there are others that have not received the attention they deserve. I judge this by the number of citations to date, which can easily be investigated on Google Scholar. For example, some great EM papers include those by Cabuk et al. (2017), where a DIY project included building a VLF receiver, and Liu et al. (2018), who developed a rapid and stable inversion model for controlled-source EM in the frequency domain. Li et al., (2018) used EM to help solve a famously difficult and important question with regards to CO2 injection monitoring. Continuing with the electrical theme, Crook and Rucker (2017) conducted a marine resistivity survey of the Mono Lake in California, where subsurface structure could be identified despite the hypersaline conditions of the water. There also has been significant advancements in measuring the dielectric permittivity, either through GPR or TDR. These include the work by D´erobert et al. (2018), who investigated concrete degradation and carbonation, Garner and Coffman (2016) who used a single polarization, vertical wave propagation (transmitted-vertical wave propagation received (VV) configuration) GPR as instrumented in the Gamma Remote Sensing Portable Radar Interferometer version II (GPRI-II) for soil moisture measurements, and Persico et al. (2018) who investigated coaxial cable usage for TDRs. Tanajewski et al. (2018) investigated the potential interference of high frequency GPS data as a contributor to noise on GPR. Seismically, Liao et al.  (2018) used a novel filter approach for 3D terrestrial seismic data and Zhang et al. (2017) used optimization for seismic modeling based on the random movements of fruit flies. And finally, there have been a few excellent papers on combined geophysical methods, such as that presented in Fabien-Ouellet et al. (2017) and Feng et al. (2018).

Dale Rucker, Editor

JEEG December, 2019 Articles (available online soon)

JEEG September, 2019 Articles Published Online

Extracting Pseudo Wave Fields from Transient Electromagnetic Fields Using a Weighting Coefficients Approach
Junjie Xue, Jiulong Cheng, Guoqiang Xue, Hai Li, Dongyang Hou, Hua-Sen Zhong, Kangxin Lei, and Xiu Li 

Feasibility of Monitoring Hydraulic Connections between Aquifers Using Time-lapse TEM: A Case History in Inner Mongolia, China
Kang Chen, Junyan Zhang, Guoqiang Xue, Hao Huang, Weiying Chen, Jutao Hao, and Yuezhen Yue 

Mapping Subsurface Conditions and Detecting Seepage Channels for an Embankment Dam Using Geophysical Methods: A Case Study of the Kinion Lake Dam
Salman Rahimi, Timothy Moody, Clinton Wood, Behdad Mofarraj Kouchaki, Michelle Barry, Khiem Tran, and Chris King 

Application of Grounded Electrical Source Airborne Transient Electromagnetic (GREATEM) System in Goaf Water Detection
Dongsheng Li, Zhongbin Tian, Yulong Ma, Jiayue Gu, Yanju Ji, and Suyi Li 

Gaussian Processes for Hydrocarbon Depth Estimation in Forward Modeling of Seabed Logging
Muhammad Naeim Mohd Aris, Hanita Daud, Sarat Chandra Dass, and Khairul Arifin Mohd Noh 

Application of Borehole Radar Data Processing Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition
Xuzhou Zuo, Chunguang Ma, Jianping Xiao, and Qing Zhao 

Polarity Change Extraction of GPR Data for Under-road Cavity Detection: Application on Sudeoksa Testbed Data
Jongha Hwang, Donggeon Kim, Xiangyue Li, and Dong-Joo Min 

Geophysical Interpretation of a Subsurface Landslide in the Southern Qinshui Basin
Qiang Chen, Sheng Zhang, Suoliang Chang, Bo Liu, Jun Liu, and Jianhui Long 

Quality Assessment of a Cut-Off Wall Dike Reinforcement by 2D-ERI
Yannick Fargier, Yannick Ananfouet, Sérgio Palma Lopes, Lucile Saussaye, Ludovic Dore, Clara Jodry, Cyrille Fauchard, and Grégory Bièvre 

Using Geophysics to Investigate Texture and Salinity of Agricultural Soils and Their Impact on Crop Growth in El Paso County, Texas
Diane I. Doser, Marc A. Ornelas, Isaac Martinez, Lixin Jin, Anna Ortiz, and Galen M. Kaip 

Application of Apparent Resistivity Ratio on the Interpretation of Small Central-loop TEM Survey in Areas of Conductive Overburden
Hu Zhao, Sheng Zhou, Rui Li, Zhenzhu Xi, and Xia Long 

Forward Modeling of GPR Data by Unstaggered Finite Difference Frequency Domain (FDFD) Method: An Approach towards an Appropriate Numerical Scheme
Mrinal Kanti Layek and Probal Sengupta 

Water Detection within the Working Face of an Underground Coal Mine Using 3D Electric Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
Weifu Gao, Longqing Shi, and Peihe Zhai 

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