Mount Publishes Research on Macroporous Zones in the Biscayne Aquifer

Posted on 8/27/2015 10:19:26 AM

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.

Results of 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 Biscayne aquifer.

Dr. Gregory Mount conducting a field survey
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. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.053

Department of Geoscience