The study will consist of determining the relationship between fracture patterns and porosity-permeability changes in carbonate rocks with emphasis on groundwater movement. These porosity-permeability changes will be measured by relative groundwater movement, in the form of either springs, artesian wells, municipal supplies, or private wells. Relationships will be determined by plotting the positions of the measuring sites and correlating these sites with mapped fractures. Water yield is expected to be markedly greater for sites along fracture traces than for those located at random.
Hanson, Bradford C.
"Fracture Pattern Analysis Employing Remote Sensing Techniques for Groundwater Movement with Environmental Applications: Preliminary Report,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 26
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol26/iss1/11