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Transient Electromagnetic Surveys Collected for Delineation of Saline Groundwater in the Genesee Valley New York: October-November 2016

October 4, 2017

In late October and early November 2016, transient electromagnetic (TEM) data were acquired at two locations in Livingston County, in western New York, in order to characterize the subsurface resistivity structure in support of a U.S. Geological Survey groundwater investigation. The TEM data were collected as part of a pilot project to evaluate geophysical methods to characterize the valley-fill sediments, underlying bedrock, and salinity of the subsurface. TEM data were collected using an ABEM WalkTEM unit (acquisition software V 1.1.0) using a 100 by 100 meter square transmitter loop (Tx), a center-loop receiver (Rx) that is 0.5 by 0.5 square meters in size (with an effective area of 35 m^2), and dual currents of about 2 and 11 amperes (A). In addition, a second center-loop receiver, 10 by 10 meter square in size (with an effective area of 1400 m^2) was used. Both receivers were centered and concentrically nested inside. The Tx Measurement cycles were stacked 10 times, and 2-3 measurements were taken at each site. Multiple surveys collected at the same location were stacked, filtered, and averaged for each Tx current and set of Rx measurements. This data release includes the raw and processed TEM data and inverted soundings showing resistivity (in ohm-m) with depth at both of the survey sites.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Transient Electromagnetic Surveys Collected for Delineation of Saline Groundwater in the Genesee Valley New York: October-November 2016
DOI 10.5066/F79C6VXX
Authors John H. Williams, William M. Kappel, Carole D Johnson, Paul M. Heisig
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Office of Planning and Programming