Terrain Conductivity to Define Groundwater Pollution

by Maolin Zheng, Clemson Univ, Clemson, United States,
D. E. Brune, Clemson Univ, Clemson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Symposium on Ground Water

Abstract: Electromagnetic terrain conductivity surveys were conducted at four animal waste lagoon sites in South Carolina in an effort to delineate groundwater contamination from animal waste lagoon leachate. A soil electrical conductivity model was developed and evaluated. The effects of subsurface conditions on EM response and EM survey interpretation were studied. The data suggest that terrain conductivity can be a very useful technique in defining groundwater pollution.

Subject Headings: Groundwater pollution | Agricultural wastes | Soil pollution | Terrain | Hydrologic models | Animals | Lagoons | South Carolina | North America | United States

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