Direct-Current Resistivity Survey At Kilauea Southwest Rift And South Flank Area (Thomas, 1986)

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Exploration Activity: Direct-Current Resistivity Survey At Kilauea Southwest Rift And South Flank Area (Thomas, 1986)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea Southwest Rift And South Flank Area
Exploration Technique Direct-Current Resistivity Survey
Activity Date

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Notes
The electrical resistivity data acquired on the southwest rift delineated two distinct basement resistivity structures northwest of the rift zone: a high-resistivity basement at approximately 60 m a.s.l, and located north of a prehistoric fissure, and a low-resistivity deep basement (20 m a.s.1.) to the south and east of this fissure (Figs 48, 49). These data suggest that a high-level body of cold freshwater is impounded to the north of the fissure (which is acting as a hydrologic barrier) and a deeper, warm fresh to saline aquifer lies to the southwest (Kauahikaua and Mattice, 1981).

 
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