[556] - Imaging of spectral electrical properties of variably saturated porous media using EIT

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Kelter, M., 2013. Imaging of spectral electrical properties of variably saturated porous media using EIT. PhD Report, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-3), Research Center Jülich, Jülich, Germany. Accessed from https://www.tr32db.uni-koeln.de/data.php?dataID=556 at 2019-08-20.
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Title(s):Main Title: Imaging of spectral electrical properties of variably saturated porous media using EIT
Description(s):Abstract: Accurate knowledge about the spatial distribution of hydraulic properties in the subsoil are of great importance for any kind of hydrological modeling. Geophysical methods are able to provide high resolution images of physical properties in the soil which can be related to hydraulic properties. One of these techniques, electrical impedance tomography (EIT) images the complex electrical resistivity distribution in the ground. In recent literature it has been shown, that spectral electrical properties can be related to hydraulic properties of saturated and partially saturated soils and rocks. As EIT can be performed also in a spectral manner (i.e. for a number of specified frequencies) spectral electrical parameters can be imaged by using this method which then allows for imaging unsaturated hydraulic properties. In this study a first measurement series was performed on a variably saturated artificial sand column and the obtained electrical images are shown for an exemplary frequency and several hydraulic states. Our results show, that with decreasing saturation, the phase angle of complex electrical conductivity increases, which is constistent with spectroscopic results in literature. Furthermore, our results indicate a maximum of the phase angle of complex electrical conductivity in the low frequency range for a critical saturation or matric potential. The measured and inverted spectra did not show a significant frequency dependence of complex electrical resistivity in the investigated frequency band, ranging from 80 mHz to 100 Hz, which is in agreement with our expectations for the used artificial soil and with recent literature.
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Creator(s):Author: Matthias Kelter
Publisher:CRC/TR32 Database (TR32DB)
TR32 Topic:Soil
Subject(s):CRC/TR32 Keywords: PhD Report
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File Name:Report2_Kelter_2013.pdf
Data Type:Text
File Size:962 kB (0.939 MB)
Date(s):Available: 2013-02-01
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Data Format:PDF
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Specific Informations - Report
Report Date:1st of February, 2013
Report Type:PhD Report
Report City:Jülich, Germany
Report Institution:Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-3), Research Center Jülich
Number Of Pages:20
Period of Pages:1 - 20
Further Informations:TR32 Student Report Phase II
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Metadata Creator:Matthias Kelter
Metadata Created:2013-11-18
Metadata Last Updated:2013-11-18
Funding Phase:2
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V40
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