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Continuous Resistivity Profiling, Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Hydrologic Data Collected in 2017 from Indian River Lagoon, Florida

By Arnell S. Forde, Christopher G. Smith, Nicholas J. Zaremba, and Elsie C. McBride

Summary

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) in collaboration with USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC) and St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) investigated spatial variability of bulk resistivity in the Surficial Aquifer located along the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida, USA. 

Continuous resistivity profiling (CRP) measurements, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), and hydrologic parameters (for example, depth and temperature) were mapped to investigate submarine groundwater discharge at two locations within IRL. The lagoon extends 200 kilometers (km) along the Atlantic coast of central Florida, varies between 0.5 and 9 km in width, and is characterized by shallow, brackish waters. Both study areas are located along the western shore of the lagoon within approximately 1000 m offshore from the mainland shoreline. Eau Gallie North (EGN) is positioned near the central section of IRL and Riverwalk Park (RWP) is approximately 20 km north of the EGN site. At each CRP study site, an 11-electrode marine resistivity array was towed over seven north-south shore parallel transects (EA-EG at EGN and RA-RG at RWP) measuring roughly 1.5 km in length. Repeat streaming resistivity surveys were collected bimonthly along these same tracklines, between March and October 2017, to determine seasonal and temporal variability. As part of 2017-328-FA and 2017-342-FA, additional stationary electrical resistivity tomography surveys were conducted proximal to the shoreline to further characterize the coastal aquifer beneath IRL. Three shore-perpendicular and three shore-parallel ERT surveys were conducted at both the EGN and RWP sites in May 2017 with the position of electrodes determined by a Real-Time Kinematic Global Positioning System (RTK-GPS). The surveys were repeated at EGN in September 2017 and at RWP in November 2017, using RTK-GPS to place electrodes at the exact location of the May-2017 survey. 

This data release serves as an archive of resistivity, global positioning system (GPS) and water column data collected in 2017 during USGS Field Activity Numbers 2017-313-FA, 2017-328-FA, 2017-334-FA, and 2017-342-FA. Data products including apparent resistivity, water depth and temperature, geographic coordinates, field notes, and inversion model images (which accounted for salinity and geologic parameters) are provided. Previously collected CRP resistivity data from December 2016 and January 2017 are available at, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PZ5725.

Data

File Name and Description Metadata (XML format) Metadata (text format) Download File
resistivity_CRP.zip
Continuous resistivity profiling measurements, location, and water column data collected between March and October 2017 (.stg, .gps, .shp, .kml)
IRL_resistivity_metadata.xml IRL_resistivity_metadata.txt resistivity_CRP.zip
(10.4 MB)
resistivity_ERT.zip
Electrical resistivity tomography, location, and water column data collected in May, September and November 2017 (.cmd, .crs, .stg, .csv, .xlsx)
Same as above Same as above resistivity_ERT.zip
(1.9 MB)
Supplemental Information
inversion_model_images.zip
EarthImager 2D figures of inverted resistivity profiles (.jpg)
Not applicable Not applicable inversion_model_images.zip
(53.2 MB)
ERT_survey_maps.zip
Electrode location maps for May, September and November ERT surveys (.jpg)
Not applicable Not applicable ERT_survey_maps.zip
(13.4 MB)
CRP_field_notes.zip
Field notes for resistivity surveys conducted between March and October 2017 (.pdf)
Not applicable Not applicable CRP_field_notes.zip
(31.3 MB)
ERT_field_notes.zip
Field notes for resistivity surveys conducted between March and November 2017 (.pdf)
Not applicable Not applicable ERT_field_notes.zip
(15.1 MB)

Labeled graphic location map with insets, showing the Eau Gallie North and River Walk Park study sites
Figure 1. Location map showing (A) Eau Gallie North and (B) River Walk Park study sites, located in the central section of Indian River Lagoon on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Continuous resistivity profiling data were collected along 14 shore-parallel lines (EA-EG and RA-RG); line EA was not run until July 2017, due to low water conditions.

Suggested Citation

Forde, A.S., Smith, C.G., Zaremba, N.J., and McBride, E.C., 2018, Continuous resistivity profiling, electrical resistivity tomography and hydrologic data collected in 2017 from Indian River Lagoon, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7V40TFH.



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