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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 05)
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Preliminary Geophysical Investigation for Suggested Water Harvesting Sites in the Northern Jordanian Badia

Hani Al-Amoush, Rida Al-Adamat, Saad AlAyyash, Odeh Al-Meshan, Zahir Rawjefih, Akram Shdeifat, Adnan Al-Harahsheh and Mohammed Al-Farajat
Corresponding Author:  Hani Al-Amoush 

Key words:  Badia, geophysical, jordan, soil, water harvesting, ,
Vol. 4 , (05): 560-569
Submitted Accepted Published
March 28, 2012 April 30, 2012 May 15, 2012
Abstract:

In this study, an integration of geophysical survey methods including Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES), ground geo-magnetic methods and soil-samples texture analysis were performed at selected suggested water harvesting sites in the Northern Jordanian Badia to investigate and characterize the shallow subsurface stratigraphic sequences and structures. The preliminary results of geoelectrical investigations provided general picture about the nature of subsurface stratigraphical sequences at each surveyed site. Moreover, the results of ground geo-magnetic investigations indicated to the presence of near-surface subsurface faults that could play a negative role for establishing water harvesting dams at Al-Subhi-1 site and to a lesser extent at Al-Ghulaisi site. The soil textural analysis of Al-Subhi-1 site was found to be of a loamy sand type, whereas the other five sites were found to be of a clayey loam type. However, further high resolution geophysical techniques including the use of low-frequency Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) and 2D-Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) are recommended to conclusively decide if these sites are suitable or not for water harvesting.
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Hani Al-Amoush, Rida Al-Adamat, Saad AlAyyash, Odeh Al-Meshan, Zahir Rawjefih, Akram Shdeifat, Adnan Al-Harahsheh and Mohammed Al-Farajat, 2012. Preliminary Geophysical Investigation for Suggested Water Harvesting Sites in the Northern Jordanian Badia.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(05): 560-569.
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