Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 1175–1184 | Cite as

Application of Airborne Geophysics and Geochemistry to Characterize Groundwater Flow Path

  • Yohannes YihdegoEmail author
  • Michel M. Nzikou
Original paper


The airborne geophysics has been extensively applied and used to characterize rich reservoir of copper and gold, for example, using remanence magnetization methods. Factors such as costs, time and data quality need to be accounted in order to approach large geological rock mass such as Granite batholith. However, to assess the source of groundwater within any rock formation, it is ideally better to apply both airborne geophysics and geochemistry to indirectly correlate the parameters of both the rock formation and groundwater source at its vicinity. This paper presented a case study in relation to an assessment and investigation of groundwater sources and the geological parameters of rock formation and linked to assess the quality (groundwater segment classification and salinity), against the guidelines set for the protection of beneficial uses of groundwater.


Hydro-geophysics Hydrogeology Remote sensing Geology Contamination Pollution Geoscience Environment 



The authors thank anonoumous reviewers. The manuscript has benefitted from the reviewers’ and editors’ comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC)SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Exploration Geophysics DepartmentCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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