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Sharp spatially-decoupled inversion of airborne electromagnetic data for improved model integration

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One of the main limiting factors to the accuracy of large scale groundwater models is the scarcity of hydraulic data. High-resolution Airborne Electromagnetic Methods (AEM) are capable of mapping the electrical resistivity structure of the subsurface in great detail and covering large areas in short time and on a limited budget. As such, there is great potential in integrating AEM data in groundwater modeling as a supplementing source of an extensive amount of information. We have developed several novel techniques that in combination allows for bringing groundwater and AEM models much closer together, i.e.: (1) a novel, scalable inversion engine that allows the AEM inversion to handle arbitrarily large areas at a time; (2) the spatially-decoupled inversion approach, which decouples the inversion model from the acquisition points and can operate on the same grid/voxel cells as the groundwater model; (3) a custom regularization scheme that allows for producing geophysical models with sharp vertical/horizontal resistivity transitions. In this study we present the very first application of the sharp spatially-decoupled inversion on an AEM survey flown for improving the groundwater model in the Kasted area, in the north of Aarhus (Denmark).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st European Airborne Electromagnetics Conference - Held at Near Surface Geoscience 2015
Number of pages5
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Publication year2015
ISBN (print)9781510814158
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event1st European Airborne Electromagnetics Conference - Turin, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 201510 Sep 2015


Conference1st European Airborne Electromagnetics Conference

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