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Arrays and nomograms for electrical resistivity explorationNormal access

Author: Tsvi Meidav
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 18, No 4, December 1970 pp. 550 - 563
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1970.tb02128.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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A number of electrical resistivity arrays are available to the exploration geophysicist in the conduct of vertical or horizontal profiling. The advantage of using central-type arrays which produce large potential drops, such as the Wenner or the Schlumberger, must be weighed against the ease of acentral arrays such as the polar and equatorial arrays.

A series of nomograms has been designed to provide a means of rapid calculation of the potential drop to be obtained by any of the various central and acentral arrays, as a function of apparent resistivity, electrode spacings and available transmitter power. The same nomograms may also be used for approximate computation of the apparent resistivities in routine surveys. However, the accuracy of resistivity calculation is directly related to the accuracy of drawing lines between the scales and hence is rather limited in reduced-size nomograms in this paper.

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