Increasing the Effectiveness of Electrical Resistivity Tomography Using γ11n Configurations

Szalai, Sándor and Kis, Árpád and Metwaly, Mohamed and Lemperger, István and Szokoli, Kitti (2014) Increasing the Effectiveness of Electrical Resistivity Tomography Using γ11n Configurations. Geophysical Prospecting, 63 (2). pp. 508-524. ISSN 0016-8025 (print), 1365-2478 (online)

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A new array type, the γ11n arrays are introduced in this paper, in which the sequence of the current(C) and potential (P) electrodes is CPCP and the distance between the last two electrodes is n times the distance between the first two ones and that of the second and third one. These arrays are called quasi null arrays because they are – according to their array and behaviour – between the traditional and null arrays. It is shown by numerical modelling that in detection of small-effect inhomogeneities these configurations may be more effective than the traditional ones including the optimised Stummer configuration. Certain γ11n configurations – especially the γ112, γ113 and γ114 – produced better results both in horizontal and vertical resolution investigations. On the basis of the numerical studies, the γ11n configurations seem to be very promising in problems where the anomalies are similar to the numerically investigated ones, that is they can detect and characterise, for example,tunnels, caves, cables, tubes, abandoned riverbeds or discontinuity in a clay layer with greater efficacy than those of the traditional configurations. γ11n measurements need less data than traditional configurations therefore also the time demand of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) measurements can be shortened by their use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2D resistivity, Geoelectric methods
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE01 Geophysics / geofizika
Depositing User: Dr Sándor Szalai
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 07:39
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 20:01

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