Volume 3 Number 3 (June 2012)
IJESD 2012 Vol.3(3): 211-216 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2012.V3.217

Collecting, Analyzing, and Visualizing Environmental Data Using Innovative GIS Techniques at Camp Sibert

Bai Tian, Joseph J. Cudney, and John A. Chulick

Abstract—Former Camp Sibert was a large-scale chemical warfare materials (CWM) training site in the United States from late 1942 through early 1945. In addition to chemical training, several types and calibers of conventional weapons were also fired there. At the end of World War II, this formerly used defense site (FUDS) was closed. CWM, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) are safety hazards that may constitute an imminent and substantial danger to the public and the environment. Since1997, Parsons, awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has conducted numerous phased engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA), remedial investigation/feasibility study(RI/FS), and removal action (RA) on the CWM and conventional MEC sites inside former Camp Sibert. This paper discusses how we utilized innovative GIS techniques during these environmental investigations to collect, store, process, analyze, and visualize the large amount of the projects data. They have been proven to be useful, efficient, reliable, and cost-effective.

Index Terms—Geographic information system (GIS), environmental remedial investigation, munitions and explosivesof concern (MEC), chemical warfare materials (CWM), munitions debris (MD), munitions constituents (MC).

The authors are with Parsons Corporation, USA (e-mail: bai.tian@parsons.com).


Cite: Bai Tian, Joseph J. Cudney, and John A. Chulick, "Collecting, Analyzing, and Visualizing Environmental Data Using Innovative GIS Techniques at Camp Sibert," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 211-216, 2012.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print); 2972-3698 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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