Title

Assessment of Karst Activity at Springfield Route 60 Study Site

Abstract

Six electrical resistivity profiles were acquired along separate parallel traverses at the Route 60 study site in Springfield, Missouri. Analysis of the acquired geophysical data supports the conclusion that limestone bedrock within the study area is dissected by numerous near-orthogonal solution-widened joint sets that trend NNW and ENE, respectively. All of the more visually-prominent solution-widened joints imaged on the resistivity profiles are interpreted as clay-filled; several extend to depths of more than 16 m (below top-of-bedrock). None of the solution-widened joints appears to be air-filled.

Meeting Name

11th Multidisciplinary Conference - Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (2008: Sep. 22-26, Tallahassee, FL)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Electrical Resistivity; Geophysical Data; Joint Set; Karst Activity; Missouris; Resistivity Profile; Study Areas; Study Sites; Clay Minerals; Landforms; Environmental Impact

Geographic Coverage

Missouri

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780784410035

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

8950563

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), All rights reserved.

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