Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Solid Earth, 12, 1497–1513, 2021
Solid Earth, 12, 1497–1513, 2021

Research article 06 Jul 2021

Research article | 06 Jul 2021

Four-dimensional tracer flow reconstruction in fractured rock through borehole ground-penetrating radar (GPR) monitoring

Peter-Lasse Giertzuch et al.

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Two time-lapse borehole ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys were conducted during saline tracer experiments in weakly fractured crystalline rock with sub-millimeter fractures apertures, targeting electrical conductivity changes. The combination of time-lapse reflection and transmission GPR surveys from different boreholes allowed monitoring the tracer flow and reconstructing the flow path and its temporal evolution in 3D and provided a realistic visualization of the hydrological processes.