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DOI 10.5194/egusphere-2024-257
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) Combining crosshole and reflection borehole-GPR for imaging controlled freezing in shallow aquifers
Autor Jung, P.; Hornbruch, G.; Dahmke, A.; Dietrich, P. ORCID logo ; Werban, U. ORCID logo
Quelle EGUsphere
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Department MET
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract During test operation of a geological latent heat storage system as a potential option in the context of heat supply for heating and cooling demands a part of a shallow quaternary glacial aquifer at the “TestUM” test site is frozen. To evaluate the current thermal state in the subsurface the dimension of the frozen volume has to be known. With the target being too deep for high resolution imaging from the surface, the use of borehole Ground-Penetrating-Radar (GPR) is assessed. For imaging and monitoring of a vertical freeze-thaw boundary, crosshole zero-offset and reflection measurements are applied. The freezing can be imaged in ZOP, but determination of ice body size is ambiguous, because of lacking velocity information in the frozen sediment. Reflection measurements are able to image the position of the freezing boundary with an accuracy determined through repeated measurements of ±0.1 m, relying on the velocity information from ZOP. We found, that the complementary use of ZOP and reflection measurements make for a fast and simple method, to image freezing in geological latent heat storage systems. Problematic is the presence of superimposed reflections from other observation wells and low signal-to-noise ratio. The use in multiple observation wells allows for an estimation of ice body size. A velocity model derived from zero-offset profiles (ZOP) enabled to extrapolate geological information from direct-push based logging and sediment cores to a 3D-subsurface model.
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Jung, P., Hornbruch, G., Dahmke, A., Dietrich, P., Werban, U. (2024):
Combining crosshole and reflection borehole-GPR for imaging controlled freezing in shallow aquifers
EGUsphere 10.5194/egusphere-2024-257