Ernest Hauser, Ph.D. (Committee Chair); Abinash Agrawal, Ph.D. (Committee Member); Doyle Watts, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
Master of Science (MS)
Azimuthal resistivity surveys coupled with an electromagnetic survey were completed at Sycamore Farms with the goal of investigating bedrock fracturing at the site. Previous work on this subject matter was completed at the site using similar geophysical tools, however, this study utilizes a unique method of azimuthal resistivity and higher resolution electromagnetic data. 72 azimuthal surveys were completed, and the electromagnetic survey covered all fields in which azimuthal surveys were completed. The results from the two methods were compared to identify zones of bedrock fracturing. Although correlation between the two data sets was limited it was found that the electromagnetic data were able to help explain anomalous readings that were not associated with bedrock fracturing. By identifying these areas and removing corresponding azimuthal survey results that were impacted a clearer, more homogenous nature of bedrock fracturing was achieved at the site.
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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