JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

H (Human Geosciences) » H-TT Technology & Techniques

[H-TT26] [JJ] Near Surface Geophysics

Wed. May 24, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 105 (International Conference Hall 1F)

convener:Kyosuke Onishi(Public Works Research Institute), Toru Takahashi(Fukada Geological Institute), Kunio Aoike(Oyo corporation), Keisuke Inoue(国立研究開発法人 農業・食品産業技術総合研究機構), Chairperson:Toru Takahashi(Fukada Geological Institute), Chairperson:Kunio Aoike(Oyo corporation), Chairperson:Keisuke Inoue(国立研究開発法人 農業・食品産業技術総合研究機構)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[HTT26-06] Resistivity monitoring of water-leaking paddy field filled with water

*Keisuke Inoue1, Kosuke Wakasugi1, Yasuyuki Wakiyama1, Ryosuke Nomiyama1, Seiji Tanaka2 (1.National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, 2.Kumamoto Prefectural Agricultural Research Center)

Keywords:Resistivity monitoring, water-leaking paddy field, earthquake

A large earthquake causes high hydraulic conductivity zones in the soil and the high hydraulic conductivity zones of soil often lead to leakage of water from a paddy field. Although the locations of infiltration have to be estimated, the locations cannot be observed from the surface. Electrical resistivity survey can provide spatial geological information non-invasively because electrical resistivity is strongly affected by the level of water saturation in the soil. After the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake occurred, although the amount of leakage from a paddy field increased, the location of infiltration was not observed.
In this study, resistivity monitoring of a water-leaking paddy field filled with water was conducted. A resistivity change derived from 2D inversion of resistivity survey data was small beneath the paddy field and the resistivity beneath the bank of the paddy decreased 4 hr. after the start of filling with water. Since some rain occurred before the filling test, there was a possibility that the high saturation level caused no change beneath the paddy field. However, the resistivity beneath the paddy flied decrease 24 hr. after the start of filling with water.
These results suggest that the leakage occurred beneath the bank of the paddy rather than beneath the paddy field.

This work was financially supported in part by Science and technology research promotion program for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industry.