The principal objective of geophysical surveys for groundwater resource investigation is to develop an understanding of the local or regional geology and hydrogeologic properties, or to identify the local groundwater contaminant transport mechanism.
Typical objectives a of water resources geophysical survey include:
Key benefits of using geophysics for your groundwater resources investigation include:
A variety of surface geophysical methods can be used to search for fracture zones and geologic contacts that may be suitable targets for production or recovery well installation. Borehole methods can be extremely effective in identifying small fractures, aquitards and producing zones, and mapping changes in contaminant plumes vs. time. Borehole data are also valuable as an aid to interpreting the surface geophysical data.
Typical surface methods used by FPM to conduct Groundwater Resource investigations include:
Gamma rays, Acoustic, and Resistivity logs for subsurface/Aquifer/Groundwater investigations
Resistivity profiles for hydrogeological investigations
Electrical Resistivity measurements using AGI SuperString instrumentation
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