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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 367-375
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2009.367.375
 
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Investigation of Lineaments Related to Ground Water Occurrence in a Karstic Area: A Case Study in Lar Catchment, Iran

R. Kazemi, J. Porhemmat and M. Kheirkhah

Abstract:
The aim of this research was to demonstrate the spatial correlation between hydro geomorphologic features identified as lineament and fracture traces located in a karst geological catchments of the study area and subsurface ground water parameters. In this research emphasis was given to investigate whether structural and topographic factors mapped using remote sensing, aerial photo interpretation and derived from the geologic map, can be correlated with hydrologic phenomena. With this assumption, Land sat TM7 spectral bands were analyzed. Springs geographic locations were surveyed with a high precision GPS unit. Black and white 1/20000 aerial photos, geology and topography maps were used to create different thematic layers. These data sets were later displayed on a GIS environment to investigate their geospatial correlation. Owing to the good correlation between the above mentioned factors and hydrologic phenomena, it was concluded that tectonic elements have a positive influence on the groundwater occurrence and they act as transmission routs in the limestone bodies. The importance of structural geological elements such as lineaments and faults in explaining the patterns of springs was demonstrated.
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R. Kazemi, J. Porhemmat and M. Kheirkhah, 2009. Investigation of Lineaments Related to Ground Water Occurrence in a Karstic Area: A Case Study in Lar Catchment, Iran. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3: 367-375.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2009.367.375

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjes.2009.367.375

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