Ingrid Suter’s Senior Thesis

Student Ingrid SuterOur student Ingrid Suter will be presenting her senior thesis tomorrow, Thursday, May 14, 11 am, online via Zoom. For non-UH viewers, email earth-dept@soest.hawaii.edu for access to this presentation.

Title: Geoelectric data acquisition and modeling of dynamic hydrogeologic systems in Hawai‘i

Abstract: Dynamic hydrogeologic systems were studied in Hawai‘i on the islands of O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. The dynamic systems studied include a coastal salt making pond on the Island of Kaua‘i, a leeward stream valley on the Island of O‘ahu, and the possibility of contamination in a basalt ridge/sediment valley interface. My objective has been to investigate these systems by the use of self-potential (SP) time series, 3D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), and numerical modeling of electric resistivity in a model of contamination in a valley ridge. The combined research demonstrates how geoelectric data acquisition and modeling can be interwoven to help answer questions individual methods could not answer on their own.

About Ingrid: An undergraduate Earth Sciences student, Ingrid has been helping HGGRC with groundwater chemistry research. She has been collecting rain samples from valleys on Oahu, sometimes hiking on steep terrain, and preparing lab supplies.

Ingrid, thanks for your contributions to HGGRC, and congratulations on your senior thesis!

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