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ELECTRICAL TECHNIQUES FOR ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS.

January 1, 1985

Surface electrical geophysical methods have been used in such engineering applications as locating and delineating shallow gravel deposits, depth to bedrock, faults, clay zones, and other geological phenomena. Other engineering applications include determining water quality, tracing ground water contaminant plumes and locating dam seepages. Various methods and electrode arrays are employed to solve particular geological problems. The sensitivity of a particular method or electrode array depends upon the physics on which the method is based, the array geometry, the electrical contrast between the target and host materials, and the depth to the target. Each of the available electrical methods has its own particular advantages and applications which the paper discusses.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1985
Title ELECTRICAL TECHNIQUES FOR ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS.
DOI
Authors Robert J. Bisdorf
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists
Series Number
Index ID 70012956
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization