Pseudo-3D electrical resistivity tomography imaging of subsurface structure of a sinkhole—A case study in Greene County, Missouri

Conventional 2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) data were acquired along 16 parallel traverses spaced at 6.1 m (20 ft) intervals across a karst sinkhole site in Greene County Missouri. The acquired ERT data were processed as both 2D data and pseudo-3D data. Based on the correlation with the...

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Main Authors: Shishay Kidanu, Aleksandra Varnavina, Neil Anderson, Evgeniy Torgashov
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: AIMS Press 2020-03-01
Series:AIMS Geosciences
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Online Access:https://www.aimspress.com/article/10.3934/geosci.2020005/fulltext.html
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Summary:Conventional 2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) data were acquired along 16 parallel traverses spaced at 6.1 m (20 ft) intervals across a karst sinkhole site in Greene County Missouri. The acquired ERT data were processed as both 2D data and pseudo-3D data. Based on the correlation with the available core hole control, multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW) data and field observations, it is concluded that the subsurface structure of the sinkhole is more reliably imaged on the pseudo-3D dataset than in the 2D dataset. The interpretation results of the pseudo-3D ERT indicated that the sinkhole developed at the intersection of three vertical solution-widened joint sets.
ISSN:2471-2132