Measuring Groundwater in the Snowy Range with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Airborne Electromagnetic Mapping
The rivers that supply water to most of the West rise in the Rocky Mountains. As drought increases across the country, understanding the hydrology of these alpine regions becomes important to assuring water supplies in the future. The geophysical technique nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) can make a significant contribution to this effort because it directly measures water content and flow properties of an aquifer, which are typically difficult hydrologic variables to quantify. In this project, conductivity data from an airborne electromagnetic survey in the Snowy Range was analyzed together ...
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