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SINKHOLES AS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE GEOHAZARDS IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICONormal access

Author: L. Land
Event name: SAGEEP 2019 - 32nd Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems
Session: Karst & Sinkholes II
Publication date: 18 March 2019
Organisations: EEGS
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.46Mb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
Sinkholes formed in gypsum bedrock are a widespread phenomenon in southeastern New Mexico. These features, both naturally occurring and anthropogenic, pose a significant geohazard to the area’s transportation and pipeline network. Near-surface geophysical methods, coupled with surface geologic mapping, are an effective tool in identifying potential sinkhole hazards.


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