ISO/TR 21414:2016

Hydrometry — Groundwater — Surface geophysical surveys for hydrogeological purposes

Publication date:   Feb 17, 2016

General information

60.60 Standard published   Feb 17, 2016


ISO/TC 113/SC 8 Ground water

Technical Report

07.060   Geology. Meteorology. Hydrology



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The application of geophysical methods is an evolving science that can address a variety of objectives in groundwater investigations. However, because the successful application of geophysical methods depends on the available technology, logistics, and expertise of the investigator, there can be no single set of field procedures or approaches prescribed for all cases. ISO/TR 21414:2016 provides guidelines that are useful for conducting geophysical surveys for a variety of objectives (including environmental aspects), within the limits of modern-day instrumentation and interpretive techniques, are provided. The more commonly used field techniques and practices are described, with an emphasis on electrical resistivity, electromagnetic, and seismic refraction techniques as these are widely used in groundwater exploration. Theoretical aspects and details of interpretational procedures are referred to only in a general way. For full details, reference is intended to be made to specialized texts listed in the Bibliography.

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ISO/TR 21414:2016
60.60 Standard published
Feb 17, 2016