STP777

    In Situ Electrical Resistivity Measurements of Calcareous Sediments

    Published: Jan 1982


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    Abstract

    A four-electrode resistivity probe was successfully designed for use in the upper layers of unconsolidated submarine sediments, with emplacement by vibratory driving. Measurements with this probe in calcareous sediments off the southeast coast of Florida indicate an average conductivity of 1.0 mho/m and a range of 0.4 to 1.4 mho/m.

    Keywords:

    resistivity, conductivity, submarine sediments, calcareous sediments, continental shelf, back reef environment


    Author Information:

    Hulbert, MH
    Senior physical chemist, International Mining and Minerals Corp., Terre Haute, Ind.

    Lambert, DN
    Research oceanographer, Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, NSTL Station, Miss.

    Bennett, RH
    Research oceanographer, Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, NSTL Station, Miss.

    Freeland, GL
    Research oceanographer, NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories, Miami, Fla.

    Burns, JT
    Electronics technician, Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity, NSTL Station, Miss.

    Sawyer, WB
    Geologist, University of Texas, Institute for Geophysics, Galveston, Tex.

    Field, P
    Physicist, David W. Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center, Annapolis, Md.


    Paper ID: STP28915S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.12

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28915S


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