Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan recently carried out a 100-site MT survey with Phoenix MT equipment. Two hundred additional stations will be acquired in 2008/09.
The three-year project will evaluate the distribution of potential reservoir and seal (cap) rocks to see if underground CO2 disposal (sequestration) is feasible in Taiwan. If it is, there is the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
MT surveys use a remote reference station (ideally in a quiet area) to reduce the effects of noise. Because strong EM noise is everywhere in Taiwan, a good remote reference location is hard to find. For this survey, a remote site was selected on Penghu Island (60km offshore west of Taiwan, and 210km from the survey area). This considerably improved the data quality.
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