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dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Constán, A.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorPedrera Parias, Antonioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMartos-Rosillo, Sergioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGalindo Zaldívar, Jesús es_ES
dc.contributor.authorMartín-Montañés, Crisantoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGonzález de Aguilar, J. P.es_ES
dc.identifier.citationRuiz-Constán, A.; et al. Structure of a complex carbonate aquifer by magnetic, gravity and TDEM prospecting in the Jaén area, Southern Spain. Geologica Acta, 13(3): 191-203 (2015). []es_ES
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of aquifer geometry is essential for efficient and sustainable groundwater management, particularly in carbonate aquifers due to uncertainties inherent to karstic systems. The geological structure and hydrogeological continuity of Los Chotos-Sazadilla-Los Nacimientos and La Serreta-Gante-Cabeza Montosa carbonate aquifers (Jaén; SE Spain) have been established through structural measurements, geophysical prospecting –magnetic, gravity and time-domain electromagnetics (TDEM)– and the study of piezometric levels. Yet the scarce hydrogeological data, the complexity of the tectonic structure and the presence of Plio-Quaternary rocks covering the highly permeable carbonate rocks make it difficult to establish a robust conceptual hydrogeological model of the aquifer. This study focuses on an area where hydrogeological disconnection between the two aquifers was traditionally assumed, given the diapiric emplacement of low permeable rocks between them. The new geophysical data demonstrate connection between aquifers that implies greater groundwater reserves than previously supposed. This field example supports the suitability of the combined use of electromagnetic methods with gravity and magnetic research that have been poorly combined up to recent times for hydrogeological studies.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was financed by the Diputación Provincial de Jaén and through the project CGL-2010-21048, and the Junta de Andalucía group RNM148 and P09-RNM-5388.es_ES
dc.publisherUniversidad de Barcelonaes_ES
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licensees_ES
dc.subjectCarbonate aquiferes_ES
dc.subjectPotential field researches_ES
dc.subjectElectromagnetic prospectinges_ES
dc.subjectBetic Cordilleraes_ES
dc.subjectGroundwater resourceses_ES
dc.subjectHydrogeological continuityes_ES
dc.titleStructure of a complex carbonate aquifer by magnetic, gravity and TDEM prospecting in the Jaén area, Southern Spaines_ES

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