Understanding Connectivity between Groundwater Chemistry Data and Geological Stratigraphy via 3D Sub-surface Visualization and Analysis

Hunter, Jane, Gebers, Andre, Reading, Lucy, & Vink, Sue (2015) Understanding Connectivity between Groundwater Chemistry Data and Geological Stratigraphy via 3D Sub-surface Visualization and Analysis. In Denzer, Ralf, Argent, Robert M., Schimak, Gerald, & Hřebíček, Jiří (Eds.) Environmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications [11th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium, ISESS 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, March 25-27, 2015. Proceedings]. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 475-483.

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This paper describes the 3D Water Chemistry Atlas - an open source, Web-based system that enables the three-dimensional (3D) sub-surface visualization of ground water monitoring data, overlaid on the local geological model. Following a review of existing technologies, the system adopts Cesium (an open source Web-based 3D mapping and visualization interface) together with a PostGreSQL/PostGIS database, for the technical architecture. In addition a range of the search, filtering, browse and analysis tools were developed that enable users to interactively explore the groundwater monitoring data and interpret it spatially and temporally relative to the local geological formations and aquifers via the Cesium interface. The result is an integrated 3D visualization system that enables environmental managers and regulators to assess groundwater conditions, identify inconsistencies in the data, manage impacts and risks and make more informed decisions about activities such as coal seam gas extraction, waste water extraction and re-use.

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ID Code: 95554
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: 3D, Ground water, Sub-surface visualization, Chemistry, Geological model
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15994-2_48
ISBN: 9783319159942
ISSN: 1868-4238
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 by IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Deposited On: 13 May 2016 00:01
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 22:06

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