Geo-electrical Resistivity Characteristics in Parts of Coastal Tract in Northern Kerala, India

IJEP 42(4): 483-489 : Vol. 42 Issue. 4 (April 2022)

Ashila Babu P.1 and Mohammed-Aslam M.A.2*

1. Government College, Department of Geology, Kasaragod- 671 123, Kerala, India
2. Central University of Karnataka, Department of Geology, Kalaburagi- 585 367, Karnataka, India


Groundwater characterization and exploration require detailed information about the sub-surface condition. Such information is possible to obtain from geophysical techniques. A vertical electrical sounding (VES) is an important approach to detect the vertical variations in the geo-electrical parameters. The changes of resistivity below the measuring point are utilized in characterizing the sub-surface conditions. The present study involves the geo-electrical characterization of the selected places at 11 locations in Kasaragod and Kannur districts of Kerala state, India. This study helps to understand the status and hydrological behaviour of the area. Schlumberger method has been used for conducting the VES surveys in the study area. The study provides the information needed for groundwater management in the study area.


Resistivity methods, Vertical electrical sounding, Geo-electrical layers, Northern Kerala


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