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Streamer resistivity surveys in Delmarva Coastal Bays

Proceedings Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems (SAGEEP)

By Manheim, F.T., Krantz, D.E., Snyder, D.S., and Sturgis, B.


This paper reports on streaming resistivity (“DC resistivity”) surveys conducted in Maryland and Virginia Atlantic coastal bays in the spring of 2001. Surveys in Assawoman, Isle of Wight, and Chincoteague Bays, MD and VA, were used to study profiles of electrical resistivity of submarine strata to delineate submarine freshwater discharge and submarine saltwater interfaces and salinity distributions in submarine groundwater. The studies follow similar resistivity surveys in Rehoboth and Indian River Bays in spring of 2000 (Krantz and others, 2000; Madsen and others, 2001; and Manheim and others, 2001).


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