Water Search and Landslides Study Using Electroprospecting

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Nodar D. Varamashvili
Dimitri V. Tefnadze
Dimitri Z. Amilaxvari
Levan B. Dvali
Tornike G. Chikadze
George T. Qajaia
Davit N. Varamashvili


In this paper we are presented brief overview of the project "Evaluation of seismic hazard for Georgia and  Electrical exploration is a large group of geophysical methods that study electromagnetic fields of various nature. The purpose of these studies is to determine the electromagnetic characteristics of the geological environment (resistance, conductivity, polarizability, etc.), knowing which you can get valuable information about the structure of the studied area or region. By the type of electromagnetic fields, electrical exploration can be divided into two groups: the first - combines methods that study natural, the second - artificial electromagnetic fields. The first ones are called natural electric fields  methods, and the other - methods of resistance. The materials presented in our work have been obtained with resistance (vertical electric sounding) method. The article provides a brief overview of the results of various types of work. Studies results on the possible moisture of rocks and the existence of groundwater at different depths are presented. Also presented are the results of lithology of rocks in landslide zones, studies of the possible moisture  and evaluation of landslide safety coefficient (FS) for several landslides.

Vertical Electrical Sounding, Resistivity, Groundwater, Landslide

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Varamashvili, N. D., Tefnadze, D. V., Amilaxvari, D. Z., Dvali, L. B., Chikadze, T. G., Qajaia, G. T., & Varamashvili, D. N. (2019). Water Search and Landslides Study Using Electroprospecting. Journals of Georgian Geophysical Society, 22(1). Retrieved from https://ggs.openjournals.ge/index.php/GGS/article/view/2598


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