Special Issue "Groundwater Exploration and Hydrogeophysical Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 6926
Over 30 percent of the freshwater on Earth is found in the ground-forming groundwater aquifers. Finding groundwater aquifers was and will continue to be essential to life on Earth, especially for areas with no access to surface freshwater resources. However, finding groundwater has mainly relied on drilling water wells, which is always costly and provides limited information about the aquifers. With the emergence of geophysical applications for groundwater exploration, finding groundwater resources and evaluating groundwater aquifers has become possible and cost-effective. A new field of geophysical research with the name hydrogeophysics has evolved over the past few decades, demonstrating advances in geophysical methods, survey designs, and data analysis for groundwater exploration and aquifer characterizations. Despite the significant development in hydrogeophysics, there are still challenges in selecting the appropriate geophysical methods for locating groundwater and understanding specific complex aquifers such as hard rock and basement aquifers. This Special Issue encourages the submission of articles that demonstrate advances in the geophysical surveys used for groundwater-related research, including but not limited to groundwater exploration, aquifer characterization, groundwater flow, contamination, groundwater–surface water exchange, seawater intrusion, and tracking of groundwater levels.
Dr. Ahmed Ismail
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- geophysical surveys
- geophysical data acquisition
- geophysical data analysis
- data integration
- aquifer characterization
- electrical methods
- seismic methods
- satellite imagery