Imaging Drumlin Architecture with Electrical Resistivity

Januka Attanayake, Yongping Chen, Rory Henderson, Zhao Zhao

Abstract


Geomorphologists may use the knowledge of interior structure of drumlins to infer finer-scale dynamics of glaciers. An electrical resistivity imaging study was carried out to investigate the interior architecture of a drumlin near UCCT seismic station located in the premises of the University Connecticut. Apparent resistivity measurements collected from an 81 m-long dipole-dipole electrode array oriented along the longer axis of the drumlin were inverted to obtain a subsurface model. The model consists of four layers of different resistivity values. These results are used to infer a glacial depositional sequence of younger upper till and older lower till separated by a transition layer. Evidence for a basement crystalline rock core was not found at the maximum penetration depth of 17 m.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jgg.v5n4p1

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Journal of Geography and Geology   ISSN 1916-9779 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9787 (Online)

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