Master's Theses

Department

Geosciences

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

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.

Advisor

Ken Neuhauser

Date of Award

Summer 2008

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 2008 Mark E. Vishnefske

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