Classification of surface geoelectric arrays

S. Szalai, L. Szarka

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Abstract

We have found in the geophysical literature more than ninety different surface geoelectric arrays, fulfilling an updated definition (specifying the current feeding, the potential difference measurement and the geometry of the electrodes). Several composite configurations, with widely varying geometry, have also been collected. We have presented the geoelectric arrays in a systematic way and with a unified notation. The classification is based on three divalent parameters: "superposition" of measurements, "focusing" of currents and "colinearity" of the array, creating 8 groups of geoelectric arrays. For the simplest group (the group of nonfocused, nonsuperposed, colinear arrays) we cover all theoretically possible arrays. For the other groups - due to the infinite variety - we collected only the already existing arrays, but it is easy to create further example arrays. The proposed classification may facilitate a systematic comparison of properties of different arrays and inspire testing new arrays, to find optimal configurations for actual field problems. Finally, the classification certainly helps to avoid rediscovering already published arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007
Subtitle of host publicationSecuring The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages1179-1183
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781605601557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: jún. 11 2007jún. 14 2007

Publication series

Name69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
Volume2

Other

Other69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/11/076/14/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Szalai, S., & Szarka, L. (2007). Classification of surface geoelectric arrays. In 69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007 (pp. 1179-1183). (69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007; Vol. 2). Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201401805