Special Issue "Advances in Hydrogeophysics for Structures and Processes Characterization in the Critical Zone: From Laboratory to Field Scale"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: electrochemistry; hydraulics; engineering geology; environment; groundwater; water quality; environmental impact assessment; hydrological modeling; water resource management; mining geology and geophysics
With the rapid growth of the world’s population, having enough potable water for everyone presents a significant challenge for society. Water resources are in a so-called critical zone, which must be carefully investigated. As an alternative to intrusive methods such as drilling, pumping, and sampling, geophysics is gaining ground as a method of choice for hydrogeologists as it provides subsurface data with an unprecedentedly high spatial and temporal resolution in a non-invasive manner. Geophysical methods are allowing us to investigate complex subsurface environments and to non-intrusively monitor their dynamics, from fluid flow to transport and (bio-)geochemical reactions. Over the last two decades, the field of hydrogeophysics has developed rapidly, shifting from a paradigm of static imaging of structures to dynamic 4D monitoring of subsurface processes. However, hydrogeophysical methods provide indirect assessments of these processes. There is, therefore, a need for urgent development of constitutive relationships and innovative strategies to relate geophysical signals and relevant properties to characterize the critical zone.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions addressing advances in hydrogeophysics, that is, the acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation of data obtained from geophysical methods applied to hydrological or critical zone studies. The expected contributions span from novel techniques for coupled or joint inversion to improvements in our understanding of the links between hydrological and geophysical properties, while the considered scales range from laboratory and numerical petrophysical experiments to critical zone observatories. Field applications and case studies in hydrogeophysics, biogeophysics, and/or engineering geophysics that demonstrate the successful use of geophysical methods are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Konstantin Titov
Dr. Damien Jougnot
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- transfer and reactivity
- critical zone
- near-surface geophysics