"Electrical resistivity tomography data were acquired in an extensively karstic area of southwestern Missouri. The interpretation of the electrical resistivity tomography data was constrained by multichannel analysis of surface wave data and limited boring control. The objective of the study was to determine if variations in the moisture content of the soil and shallow rock are related to ground surface topography. Analysis of the acquired electrical resistivity tomography data showed that resistivity values of soil and shallow rock beneath and in proximity to identified natural and man-made surface run-off pathways are typically low compared to the resistivity values of soil and rock elsewhere, with the exception of soil and rock in proximity to interpreted prominent joint sets. It is concluded that the resistivity of soil and rock beneath natural and man-made drainage pathways is frequently anomalously low because greater volumes of moisture seep into the subsurface along surface flow pathways than elsewhere in the study area"--Abstract, page iii.
Anderson, Neil L. (Neil Lennart), 1954-
Rogers, J. David
Torgashov, Evgeniy V.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geological Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 59 pages
© 2017 Diya Ali Ahmad Alfuqara
Thesis - Open Access
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Alfuqara, Diya Ali Ahmad, "2-D and 3-D mapping of soil and rock structure in karst terrain of southwestern Missouri using the non-invasive electrical resistivity tomography method (ERT)" (2017). Masters Theses. 7631.