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3D aquifer mapping project

26 February 2020

helicopter flying over land

The equipment for mapping aquifers over large areas is carried underneath a helicopter. It reads a response to the projection of an electric current onto the land. It is able to collect both near surface and deep data.

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Here is some further information on SkyTEM – the company that makes this technology: SkyTEM Transient Electromagnetic Systems

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Technological systems

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Image courtesy of Wolfgang Hasselman on Unsplash.

Keywords: aquifer, water, digital, materials, construction and mechanical, technological systems

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