Mount Publishes Research On Subsurface Water in Florida’s Biscayne Aquifer

Posted on 10/7/2014 9:17:46 AM

Geoscience Department faculty member Greg Mount and his co-author, Xavier Comas from Florida Atlantic University, recently published a research article titled “Estimating porosity and solid dielectric permittivity in the Miami Limestone using high-frequency ground penetrating radar (GPR) measurements at the laboratory scale.”

The manuscript was published in the American Geophysical Union’s journal Water Resources, and it documents non-invasive techniques to estimate physical properties of limestone using ground-penetrating radar measurements. Results from this study showed that GPR measurements accurately image variable porosity and dielectric permittivity in the Miami Limestone and shows the potential for expanding these studies to understand larger scale aquifers that show similar limestone dissolution features.

The complete citation for this work is as follows:

Mount, G. J., and X. Comas (2014), Estimating porosity and solid dielectric permittivity in the Miami Limestone using high-frequency ground penetrating radar (GPR) measurements at the laboratory scale, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014947.

Department of Geoscience