Open-File Report 2014–1138
This report is a release of digital data and associated survey descriptions from a series of magnetic resonance soundings (MRS, also known as surface nuclear magnetic resonance) that was conducted during October and November of 2012 in areas of western Nebraska as part of a cooperative hydrologic study by the North Platte Natural Resource District (NRD), South Platte NRD, Twin Platte NRD, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The objective of the study was to delineate the base-of-aquifer and refine the understanding of the hydrologic properties in the aquifer system. The MRS technique non-invasively measures water content in the subsurface, which makes it a useful tool for hydrologic investigations in the near surface (up to depths of approximately 150 meters). In total, 14 MRS production-level soundings were acquired by the USGS over an area of approximately 10,600 square kilometers. The data are presented here in digital format, along with acquisition information, survey and site descriptions, and metadata.
First posted September 19, 2014
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Kass, M.A., Bloss, B.R., Irons, T.P., Cannia, J.C., and Abraham, J.D., 2014, Magnetic resonance sounding data collected in the North Platte, Twin Platte, and South Platte Natural Resource Districts Western Nebraska, Fall 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1138, 16 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141138.
ISSN 2331–1258 (online)
Magnetic Resonance Sounding Survey Data