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Evaluating the Water Storage Capacity of the Kharga Basin (New Valley Oasis) Using Satellite Spatial and Temporal GravityNormal access

Authors: K. H. Zahran and M. Attya
Event name: Second EAGE International Conference on Engineering Geophysics
Session: Hydrogeophysics III (Airborne EM Techniques Applied to Hydrogeophysics)
Publication date: 24 November 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20131902
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 608.31Kb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
Kharga Oasis is the southernmost of five oases in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Oasis bears potential Nubian Sandstone Aquifer, which considered being the most bearing underground reservoir at Egypt. Agricultural and population development of this region suggests the importance of the evaluation of its water storage capacity. Satellite spatial and temporal gravity data have opened new perspectives on the Earth sciences and hydrological studies. The two sets of the satellite data have been utilized to study configuration and temporal water recharge capacity of underground basin reservoirs. The study shows set of faulting led to a complicated configuration of the underground sand basin. In addition, Monthly data from GRACE estimate the irregularities of the water income. Finally, the study pointed out the potentiality of using satellite spatial and temporal gravity data to study configuration and temporal water recharge capacity of underground basin reservoirs.


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