SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Geoelectrics in Comprehensive Ground Water Contamination Studies


A suite of geoelectric techniques were used to characterize an aquifer for a pollution study. Vertical electrical soundings were used to define aquifer layer resistivities and thicknesses. Porosities, hydraulic conductivities, and transmissivities were then estimated from the resistivities and thicknesses. The mise-a-la-masse method was used to define direction of flow, tracer velocity, and dispersion coefficients. Finally, borehole logging was used to obtain additional information on porosities and velocities.

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Mazac, O
Kelly, WE
Landa, I
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 79–89
DOI: 10.1520/STP19121S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5182-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1462-3