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dc.contributor.authorSvenson, Erik
dc.contributor.authorSchweisinger, T.
dc.contributor.authorMurdoch, L.C.
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-15T11:42:11Z
dc.date.available2013-06-15T11:42:11Z
dc.date.issued2005-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47748
dc.description.abstractStraddle-packer tests are used for determining aquifer properties in fractured rock, but packer tests are often avoided because they can be expensive. We have developed a simple, inexpensive, lightweight air-slug straddle packer system that can measure transmissivity as well as head variations along boreholes. The air-slug packer system was used at a site in Clemson, South Carolina to evaluate the transmissivity and head distributions in a borehole. The results show that transmissivity in the aquifer range from 10-7 to 10-4m2/s. Transmissivity distributions show three permeable intervals (T≈10-4m2/s) at depths of 24, 34, and 50m separated by relatively low permeability material (T ≈ 10-7 m/s). Upward vertical head gradients of 0.013 and 0.0016 were measured in the well. Similar results were obtained with standard, high-pressure packers.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by: Georgia Environmental Protection Division U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Water Science Center U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Water Resources Institute The University of Georgia, Water Resources Facultyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI2005. Ground water and coastalen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectAir-slug packer systemen_US
dc.titleAir-slug low-pressure straddle-packer system to facilitate characterization of fractured bedrocken_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameClemson University. Dept. of Geological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecology, The University of Georgiaen_US
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