Title: Data base on fault systems and scaling properties 
Resource Type: software --> database 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Saltrans Consortium,2003,Data base on fault systems and scaling properties http://www.weizmann.ac.il/ESER/Saltrans/Deliverables.html 
Producers or distributor Saltrans Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Web link for product information: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/ESER/Saltrans/Deliverables.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: Specific study sites will be identified and analyzed, in coastal and inland aquifers, where (i) seawater can intrude along freshwater/seawater interfaces, (ii) salt water is known to underlie fresh water in heterogeneous and/or fractured aquifers, and (iii) sources of salt (such as diapirs) exist in the vicinity of freshwater aquifers. Out-cropping aquifer lithologies will be mapped to characterize the nature of lithological heterogeneities and fracture systems. Measurements will be made of the spatial distribution of the hydraulic properties, such as permeability and porosity, and on nature of the fracture system (geometry, scaling properties, apertures, fracture fill, permeability). Analysis will include laboratory measurements of permeability and porosity of host rock and fracture material, and SEM based microstructural analysis and quantification of fracture roughness. Use will also be made of existing, extensive databases of the petrophysical properties of fault rocks from different lithologies. Fault systems will identified using aerial photographs and satellite images at large scale, and detailed fault zone mapping at small scales, in order to determine the scaling properties of these systems. 
Link to Project(s): SALTRANS Methods for assessing salt intrusion and transport in heterogeneous and fractured aquifers
 
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