Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Solid Earth, 12, 439–461, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-439-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 439–461, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-439-2021

Research article 24 Feb 2021

Research article | 24 Feb 2021

Integrated land and water-borne geophysical surveys shed light on the sudden drying of large karst lakes in southern Mexico

Matthias Bücker et al.

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Data set | Water- and land-borne geophysical surveys before and after the sudden water-level decrease of two large karst lakes in southern Mexico (v1.1) Matthias Bücker, Adrián Flores Orozco, Jakob Gallistl, Matthias Steiner, Lukas Aigner, Johannes Hoppenbrock, Ruth Glebe, Wendy Morales Barrera, Carlos Pita de la Paz, Emilio García García, José Alberto Razo Pérez, Johannes Buckel, Andreas Hördt, Antje Schwalb, and Liseth Pérez https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3782402

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We use seismic, electromagnetic, and geoelectrical methods to assess sediment thickness and lake-bottom geology of two karst lakes. An unexpected drainage event provided us with the unusual opportunity to compare water-borne measurements with measurements carried out on the dry lake floor. The resulting data set does not only provide insight into the specific lake-bottom geology of the studied lakes but also evidences the potential and limitations of the employed field methods.