Gregory Mount and his
co-authors, Xavier Comas, William Wright, and Matt McClellan from Florida
Atlantic University, recently published a research article titled “Delineation of macroporous zones in the
unsaturated portion of the Miami Limestone using ground penetrating radar,
Miami Dade County, Florida.”
The manuscript was published in the Journal of Hydrology,
and it documents the use of ground-penetrating radar measurements to identify
macroporous zones and the water table within the Miami Limestone.
this study show that in several areas of the test site, localized areas of high
porosity cannot be attributed to changes in subsurface water content and are
most likely areas of enhanced dissolution.
Results of this study may aid in the
creation of groundwater flow models by better capturing distributions of
macroporous areas that may serve as conduits for direct recharge of the
Photograph of Gregory Mount conducting a field survey
The complete citation for this work is as follows:
Mount, G.J., Comas, X., Wright, W., and McClellan, M.D., 2015.
Delineation of macroporous zones in the unsaturated portion of the Miami
Limestone using ground penetrating radar, Miami Dade County, Florida. Journal
of Hydrology, 527(0): 872-883.
Department of Geoscience