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Appropriate geophysics technology; inexpensive instruments for water exploration at a local level in developing nations

James A. Clark, Richard T. Page, Ryan Franklin, Noah M. Miller and Michael O. Morken
Appropriate geophysics technology; inexpensive instruments for water exploration at a local level in developing nations (in Geoscience for the public good and global development; toward a sustainable future, Gregory R. Wessel (editor) and Jeffrey K. Greenberg (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (2016) 520: 171-181

Abstract

Inexpensive geophysical instruments can help meet a need for cost-effective siting of water wells in developing nations. We have developed resistivity, induced polarization, and seismic-refraction instruments that are useful in shallow hydrogeology studies. In addition, our free software can be used to interpret the data recorded by the instruments and produce predictions of subsurface lithologies. This entire suite of geophysical instruments, including a laptop computer for analysis and reports, can be assembled for less than US$600. It is hoped that trained indigenous well drillers and aid workers will use these instruments in support of their efforts to provide water to rural regions of the world that lack safe water.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 520
Title: Appropriate geophysics technology; inexpensive instruments for water exploration at a local level in developing nations
Title: Geoscience for the public good and global development; toward a sustainable future
Author(s): Clark, James A.Page, Richard T.Franklin, RyanMiller, Noah M.Morken, Michael O.
Author(s): Wessel, Gregory R.editor
Author(s): Greenberg, Jeffrey K.editor
Affiliation: Wheaton College, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Wheaton, IL, United States
Affiliation: Geology in the Public Interest, Vashon, WA, United States
Pages: 171-181
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 21
Accession Number: 2016-090171
Categories: HydrogeologyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201644
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