Keywords: geo-hazards, resistivity imaging, geotechnical site investigations, geophysics, environmental technology, subsurface contamination, environmental pollution
Assessment of geo-hazard potential and site investigations using Resistivity Imaging
The use of geophysical methods for evaluating subsurface contamination of sites is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. The paper presents the assessment of geo-hazard potential of a site in the City of Duncanville, Texas using Resistivity Imaging (RI). Resistivity Imaging was being used to identify areas of environmental concern and to develop a detailed image of subsurface conditions. Both two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) resistivity imaging were conducted for the site. A geotechnical site investigations program, which included three test soil borings, was conducted, to confirm the finding from resistivity imaging.