Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Electrical resistivity and an aerial photo from 1938 were used to target a suspect brine evaporation pond that had been buried and obscured by farming near Russell, Kansas. Electrical resistivity anomaly patterns closely matched the size, shape, and location of the evaporation pond I the photo. In addition, anomalies in the electrical resistivity cross sections appear to define the depth of the original pond, as well as weathered bedrock. This study shows that electrical resistivity can be used as a non-invasive tool to locate and identify anomalies that might be able to target abandoned brine evaporation ponds pending future research.
Copyright 2008 Mark E. Vishnefske
Vishnefske, Mark E., "Use of Electrical Resistivity to Delineate a Suspect Abandoned Brine Evaporation Pond near Russell, Kansas" (2008). Master's Theses. 3086.