Hydrogeology Field Camp Methods
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Field Camp:
May 23-June 27, 2006

Syllabus (PDF format)

GPS and P&C
Transit and Stadia

Well  Installation

Saturated Zone
Slug tests
Pumping tests
Water Sampling and Quality

Vadose Zone
Soil Profiles & Properties
Moisture content

Saturated Permeability
Air Permeability

Surface Water
Gauging and seepage meters

Surface Resistivity

Hydrogeologic Settings


Estimated Costs


Past Schedules

Vadose Zone Air Permeabilty

Air pump tests are used to determine the permeability of the vadose zone for air flow. Low permeability soils can sometimes be improved with pneumatic fracturing.

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Pressure readings are recorded for both the pumping and observation wells.[2000]

An air compressor can be used to fracture low permeability soils to improve flow.[1999]

Pressure readings are recorded for both the pumping and observation wells.[1999]

The setup includes an air blower and air flowmeter.[1999]


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