Application of Remote Sensing for Detection of Possible Leakage of the Upper Floridan Aquifer Along the Coast of Georgia
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number of hydrogeologic and groundwater modeling studies have addressed problems of saltwater intrusion into the Upper Floridan aquifer along the coast of Georgia and more are being proposed for the near future by state and federal agencies. Some of the crucial questions that still await answers are the exact position of the seawater-fresh water interface off the coast, and the nature of natural discharge from the Floridan aquifer. There are suggestions that the historical (and current) discharge zone of the Floridan is along its outcrop at the Continental Slope. A possibility of upward leakage through the overlying sediments at the Continental Shelf has been suggested as well One of the inexpensive methods that may prove useful in finding answers is offshore remote sensing which could detect physical disturbances at the ocean surface caused by groundwater discharge along the shallow ocean floor.