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El-Dab'a ground water aquifer assessment, Egypt

Elhamy Tarabees, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University

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El-Dabaa area is an area located in the norther part of the western desert, Egypt and planed to be nuclear power point. Some vertical electrical sounding have been done there to evaluate the ground water aquifer there to monitor the effect of sea water intrusion and its effect on the fresh water aquifer



Undergraduate required topic in exploration geophysics course

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

Good knowledge about the resistivity technique and its applications

How the activity is situated in the course

As a part of a sequence of exercises including structure exercises, remote sensing and geomorphology execirses.


Content/concepts goals for this activity

discriminate between the different subsurface layers depending on its water content and water quality.

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Data interpretation and computing models that presents the real image of the subsurface.

Other skills goals for this activity

Data acquisition and field work

Description and Teaching Materials

The uploaded files are location map for the VES distribution and some examples of VESs

Location Map (a 1571 by 2400 pixel JPEG)
VESs (Excel 39kB Jun10 12)
VESs (Excel 35kB Jun10 12)

Teaching Notes and Tips

These data should be analyzed using some specific programs such as Zohdy or IX1D or other


Check the final model and how the student got it.

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