Increasing the effectiveness of electrical resistivity tomography using γ11n configurations

Szalai, Sándor and Kis, Á. and Metwaly, M. and Lemperger, István and Szokoli, Kitti (2015) Increasing the effectiveness of electrical resistivity tomography using γ11n configurations. Geophysical Prospecting. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0016-8025 (print), 1365-2478 (online)

2015_G PROSP_g11n.pdf

Download (2MB) | Preview


A new array type, i.e., the γ11n arrays, is 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 one and the third one. These arrays are called quasinull arrays because they are—according to their array and behaviour—between the traditional and null arrays. It is shown by numerical modelling that, in detecting small-effect inhomogeneity, these configurations may be more effective than the traditional ones, including the optimized Stummer configuration. Certain γ11n configurations—especially the γ112, γ113, and γ114—produced better results both in horizontal and vertical resolution investigations. Based on the numerical studies, the γ11n configurations seem to be very promising in problems where the anomalies are similar to the numerically investigated ones, i.e., they can detect and characterize, e.g., 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, the time demand of electrical resistivity tomography measurements can be shortened by their use.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE01 Geophysics / geofizika
Depositing User: Dr Sándor Szalai
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 07:59
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 07:59

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item