Innovative strategies for high resolution site characterization: application to a flood plain

Thomas Vienken, Manuel Kreck, Jörg Hausmann, Ulrike Werban, Peter Dietrich
  • Thomas Vienken
    UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Permoserstraße, Leipzig, Italy | Thomas.Vienken@ufz.de
  • Manuel Kreck
    UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Permoserstraße, Leipzig, Italy
  • Jörg Hausmann
    UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Permoserstraße, Leipzig, Italy
  • Ulrike Werban
    UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Permoserstraße, Leipzig, Italy
  • Peter Dietrich
    University of Tübingen, Germany, UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Permoserstraße, Leipzig, Italy

Abstract

Solving complex hydrogeological problems often requires a thorough understanding of (hydro-) geological subsurface conditions. This is especially true for sedimentary deposits with complex architecture, where lithology and/or hydraulic properties can significantly vary over short horizontal and vertical distances. At these sites, a traditional, solely sample-based investigation approach is often not applicable due to limited data accuracy, resolution, and efficiency. Instead, an adapted investigation approach is required that combines exploration technologies of different resolution and investigation scales. This paper aims to demonstrate the feasibility of such a multi-scale approach for the characterization of a test site near the city of Löbnitz, Germany, that is comprised of heterogeneous alluvial deposits. Our focus is on site characterization in terms of lithology and hydraulic properties, as well as on the delineation and characterization of an aggradated oxbow as a typical example of a small scale geological structure.

Keywords

site characterization, hydraulic conductivity, Direct Push, surface geophysics

Full Text:

PDF
Submitted: 2016-03-03 14:06:32
Published: 2014-12-30 00:00:00
Search for citations in Google Scholar
Related articles: Google Scholar
Abstract views:
62

Views:
PDF
34

Article Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM


Copyright (c) 2016 Thomas Vienken, Manuel Kreck, Jörg Hausmann, Ulrike Werban, Peter Dietrich

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
 
© PAGEPress 2008-2017     -     PAGEPress is a registered trademark property of PAGEPress srl, Italy.     -     VAT: IT02125780185