Assessment of Karst Activity at Springfield Route 60 Study Site
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.
M. T. Myat et al., "Assessment of Karst Activity at Springfield Route 60 Study Site," Geotechnical Special Publication, no. 183, pp. 714 - 723, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Sep 2008.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1061/41003(327)69
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Keywords and Phrases
Electrical Resistivity; Geophysical Data; Joint Set; Karst Activity; Missouris; Resistivity Profile; Study Areas; Study Sites; Clay Minerals; Landforms; Environmental Impact
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01 Sep 2008