Electrical Resistivity Primer

OutlineMotivationGeophysical ImagingSubsurface Electrical PropertiesThe Electrical Resistivity MethodSurveys and Data DisplayTimelapse Electrical Resistivity

Feasibility Assessment

Timelapse electrical resistivity has shown to be able to provide information on a number of different subsurface processes, and with increases in instrumentation capabilities, reductions in hardware costs and advances in processing it is expected that its application will see a substantial growth in the coming years. However, as there can be substantial costs associated with implementing time lapse geophysics it is necessary to do a rigorous assessment of the feasibility of using timelapse electrical geophysics to address a specific challenge. The animation below illustrates the steps taken in such a feasibility assessment.

timelapse assessment