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The study of the genesis of surface waters by observing their electrical resistivitiesNormal access

Authors: A. A. Ogilvy, B. L. Berry and E. N. Kuzmina
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 27, No 4, December 1979 pp. 790 - 797
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1979.tb00997.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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Specific electrical resistivity of natural waters contains information on their genesis. The authors propose to conduct mass and regime observations of this parameter in river and stream beds.

The electrical resistivities in streams flowing from under a glacier reveal details formed at the same time as the glacier. Observations in the beds of big rivers show a gradual increase in water salinity overlain by reductions by inflowing glacial waters.

The diurnal and annual trend of changes in the electrical conductivity of water associated with the change in the balance of glacial and ground waters has been established near to glaciers.

Resistivity observations help to locate discharge sites of sub-permafrost waters, for water.

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