Subsurface Mapping with Airborne Electromagnetics in the Central Valley of California
Extensive pumping of groundwater has led to subsidence in parts of the Central Valley of California. Airborne electromagnetic data were acquired to assess the ability of the method to assist in understanding the spatial variation of the observed subsidence. A total of 104 km of data were acquired and the derived resistivity model related to subsurface lithology using 12 lithology logs from near-by wells. We were able to map the clay layers, within and between aquifers, that are the likely geologic controls on the observed subsidence.
R. Knight et al., "Subsurface Mapping with Airborne Electromagnetics in the Central Valley of California," Proceedings of the SEG International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting (2016, Dallas, TX), vol. 35, pp. 4926-4930, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Oct 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2016-13846366.1
SEG International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting, SEG 2016 (2016: Oct. 16-21, Dallas, TX)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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01 Oct 2016