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Title: Study on the impact of tsunami on shallow groundwater from Portnova to Pumpuhar, using geoelectrical technique - south east coast of India
Authors: Chidambaram, S.
Ramanathan, AL.
Prasanna, M.V.
Lognatan, D.
narayanan, T.S. Badri
Srinivasamoorthy, K.
Anandhan, P.
Keywords: Tsunami
Apparent Resistivity
Shallow aquifers
Tamilnadu
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Andaman – Sumatra tsunami has caused distress to humanity and natural environment. Damage on the natural system has to be assessed scientifically for sustainable development. Geoelectrical studies are the realistic approach for comparing behavior of aquifer before and after tsunami. A study has been conducted on a shallow aquifer in the coastal region to assess salinity variation due to the impact of tsunami. Significant variations were observed in apparent resistivity values, due to percolation of sea water into shallow aquifers. Transformation of curve types has been noted in few regions in various aquifer depths. Changes in the formation resistivity and formation factor have also been noticed, which indicate salinity increase in aquifers. Geoelectrical cross section of the aquifer shows that perched water lens identified has also been affected by tsunami stress.
Page(s): 121-131
ISSN: 0379-5136
Source:IJMS Vol.37(2) [June 2008]

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