Journal of
Oceanography and Marine Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Oceanogr. Mar. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2294
  • DOI: 10.5897/JOMS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 61

Full Length Research Paper

Hydrogeophysical parameter estimation for aquifer characterisation in hard rock environments: A case study from Jangaon sub-watershed, India

K’Orowe, M. O.1*, Nyadawa, M. O.1, Singh, V. S.2 and Ratnakar Dhakate2
  1Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P. O. Box 62000, Nairobi, Kenya. 2National Geophysical Research Institute, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500-007, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2011



This study was carried out to determine a theoretical relationship between geo-electrical data and hydraulic parameters by modifying the theories previously developed in laboratories and up-scaling the processes of pore network structures into field scale parameters. A linear relationship between transmissivity and formation factor has been developed and consequently tested on data from a typically hard rock terrain found in the Jangaon sub-watershed, Andhra pradesh, India.


Key words: Aquifer characterization, geo-electrical data, formation factor.