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What Exists Beneath the Place Where Conrad Schlumberger Achieved the First (1912) Electrical Prospection ExperimentNormal access

Authors: G. Hulin, C. Maneuvrier, J.B. Vincent and A. Tabbagh
Event name: Near Surface Geoscience 2015 - 21st European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: Non-destructive Tests and Prospections for Cultural Heritage II
Publication date: 06 September 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201413730
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 3.57Mb )
Price: € 20

The first experimental demonstration of the voltage distribution at ground surface achieved by C. Schlumberger in 1912 was in fact located over the remains of the ancient Val Richer Cistercian abbey. The electrical survey of these remains allowed the location of the ancient church and cloister. It also permitted the deeper ground resistivity to be known thus a better understanding of the 1912 results.

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