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The Dead Sea sinkhole hazard - new findings based on a multidisciplinary geophysical study

Pure and applied karst geomorphology

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

EZERSKY, M.
Dep. of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences, Raymond and Beverly Sakler Fac. of Exact Sciences, Univ., Tel Aviv, Israel
LEGCHENKO, A.
Geophysical Inst., Lod, Israel
Inst. de Recherche pour le développement (IRD), LTHE, Grenoble, France
AL-ZOUBI, A.
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie -Paris 6, UMR 7619 Sisyphe, Paris, France
EPPELBAUM, L.
Al-balqa Applied Univ., Eng. Fac., Salt, Jordanie
KEYDAR, S.
Dep. of Geophysical and Planetary Sciences, Raymond and Beverly Sakler Fac. of Exact Sciences, Univ., Tel Aviv, Israel
BOUCHER, M.
Inst. de Recherche pour le développement (IRD-HSM), Niamey, Niger
Geophysical Inst., Lod, Israel
DE WAELE, J.
Dep. of Earth Sciences and Environmental Geology, Italian Inst. of Speleology, Univ., Bologna, Italie
FILIPPONI, M.
Swiss Federal Inst of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Suisse
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Zaragoza, Espagne
PARISE, M.
National Research Council - Inst. of Research for the Hydrogeological Protection, Italie
PLAN, L.
Natural History Museum, Karst and Cave, Vienna, Autriche


Description :
A geophysical study has been carried out in the Dead Sea (DS) coastal area of Israel and Jordan with the goal of better understanding the development of sinkholes in the area. The following surface geophysical methods have been applied: (1) Seismic Refraction method for mapping the buried salt formation; (2) Microgravity and Magnetic Resonance Sounding (MRS) for detecting cavities in the subsurface; (3) Transient Electromagnetic method (TEM) for estimating groundwater salinity. Results and discussion about the implications of the geophysical findings.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2010, vol. 54, n°. 2, Special issue, p. 69-90, nombre de pages : 22, Références bibliographiques : 29 ref.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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