Thursday, 7 August 2014

Floodplain hydrology and geophysics in France: by Cristina Evans

In June 2014 we (Cristina Evans, Richard Bates and Chris Sargeant) travelled to the south of France for fieldwork. Our three sites were located along the Rhône River, at Péage-de-Roussillon, Donzère-Mondragon and Mas-Thibert. Didier Graillot and Frédéric Paran from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne joined us in the field and assisted us with obtaining hydraulic conductivity readings using a Guelph Permeameter. We also collected soil water samples and electromagnetic readings. This data will help us to characterise the soil structure and hydraulic properties at our sites, to understand the subterranean hydrology in the riparian corridor. 

The following video tells the story of our trip. I hope you enjoy it!


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