Internal structure of open system pingos, adventdalen, svalbard: The use of resistivity tomography to assess ground-ice conditions

N. Ross, P.J. Brabham, C. Harris, H.H. Christiansen

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Abstract

The objectives of this project were to establish the geometry and internal structure of open system pingos in Adventdalen, Svalbard using electrical resistivity tomography. A clear distinction can be made between the electrical properties of the pingos investigated, depending upon whether they are located either above (Innerhytte pingo) or below (Hytte and Longyear pingos) the maximum Holocene marine limit. The resistivity profile at Innerhytte pingo was characterised by high values of resistivity (10,000-30,000 Ω m), indicating either ice-rich frozen bedrock or a lens of massive ground ice. The electrical resistivity of Hytte and Longyear pingos, both developed within fine-grained, saline marine clays, is exceptionally low (predominantly
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007

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