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Time-Domain Electromagnetic Soundings to Characterize Water Quality Within a Freshwater/Saline-Water Transition Zone, Estancia Valley, New Mexico, July 2005 - A Reconnaissance Study

Fact Sheet 2007-3011

In cooperation with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
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Abstract

During July 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, conducted a reconnaissance study in the Estancia Valley in central New Mexico to characterize water quality using time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) surface-geophysical soundings. TDEM sounding is one of a number of surface geophysical methods that provide a relatively quick and inexpensive means to characterize subsurface geologic and hydrogeologic properties. TDEM surface geophysical methods can be used to detect variations in the electrical resistivity of the subsurface, which in turn can be related to variations in the physical and chemical properties of soil, rock, and pore fluids.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Time-Domain Electromagnetic Soundings to Characterize Water Quality Within a Freshwater/Saline-Water Transition Zone, Estancia Valley, New Mexico, July 2005 - A Reconnaissance Study
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2007-3011
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2007
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Projection:
Universal Transverse Mercator