Examination of Solute Transport in an Undisturbed Soil Column Using Electrical Resistance Tomography
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
Copyright 1996 by the American Geophysical Union.
Water Resources Research
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 763–769, April 1996
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1996), Examination of Solute Transport in an Undisturbed Soil Column Using Electrical Resistance Tomography, Water Resour. Res., 32(4), 763–769, doi:10.1029/95WR02995., , and (
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 SEP 1995
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAY 1995
In an effort to determine the internal spatial characteristics of solute transport in naturally heterogeneous soils, recent applications of electrical resistance tomography to soil core tracing are reported. Using a high-speed, biomedical type data acquisition system, migration of an electrolytic tracer in an undisturbed soil column was monitored. Quantitative images produced from the collected data display an interesting sequence of patterns of internal tracer breakthrough at cross sections of the soil column. Analysis of pixel breakthrough behavior reveals spatial variation of transport characteristics throughout the soil column.