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Title: Detection of arctic water supplies with geophysical techniques
Authors: Arcone, Steven A.
Delaney, Allan J.
Sellmann, P. V. (Paul V.)
Keywords: Arctic regions
Electrical resistivity
Water supplies
Electric resistance
Water supply
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 79-15.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: This report discusses the application of several modern geophysical techniques to groundwater exploration in areas of permafrost. These methods utilize the principles of magnetic induction and radiowave surface impedance in the 10- to 400-kHz band, the techniques of impulse and side-looking radar in the 50- to 10,000- MHz band, and also some optical techniques using imagery obtained from a satellite. Low frequency case studies demonstrate the use of the techniques for detecting free water under an ice cover in shallow, almost completely frozen lake basins, and thaw zones within lake beds, stream channels, and in permafrost in general. The radar studies demonstrate the use of these techniques for determining depth of free water and ice cover thickness on lakes and rivers.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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