Three-dimensional geologic mapping; a basis for hydrogeologic and land-use evaluations

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doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.xxi.3.317
Authors:Kempton, John P.; Cartwright, Keros
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Ill. State Geol. Surv., Hydrogeol. and Geophys. Sect., Champaign, IL, United States
Volume Title:Engineering geology mapping symposium
Volume Authors:Keaton, Jeffrey R., editor
Source:Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, 21(3), p.317-335; Association of Engineering Geologists, 26th annual meeting, San Diego, CA, Oct. 4, 1983, edited by Jeffrey R. Keaton. Publisher: Association of Engineering Geologists, Dallas, TX, United States. ISSN: 0004-5691
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 22 refs.; illus. incl. sect., sketch maps
Summary:A stack-unit map is a lithostratigraphic map that provides information on the presence and distribution of one or more geologic materials to a selected depth. Stack-unit maps, when combined with physiographic information (a terrane map) and hydrogeologic data and principles, provide the basis for the preparation of a new generation of interpretative maps. These interpretive maps depict such hydrogeologic information as regional ground-water recharge rates and estimated depth to the top of the zone of saturation. In turn, incorporation of these hydrogeologic evaluations improves traditional interpretive maps that show suitability of geologic materials for waste disposal and general construction, and other land uses. Three-dimensional mapping has evolved to meet the expanding need for geologic information that can be interpreted directly for land use or resources development.—Modified journal abstract.
Subjects:Cartography; Engineering geology; Environmental geology; Field studies; Ground water; Land use; Maps; Movement; Natural recharge; Surveys; Three-dimensional models; Waste disposal; Water table; Boone County Illinois; De Witt County Illinois; DeKalb County Illinois; Illinois; McHenry County Illinois; United States; Winnebago County Illinois
Record ID:1985041310
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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