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Who are we?

Welcome to the website of the HydroGeophysics Group (HGG). HGG is a large and highly skilled research group at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, working primarily with hydrogeophysics. The research covers many aspects of hydrogeophysics: instrument development, data collection, processing and inversion algorithms, software development, as well as integration of the geophysics results into geological and hydrological models.

Contact the HydroGeophysics Group: hgg@geo.au.dk

New Publications

Rapid Mapping of Hydrological Systems in Tanzania Using a Towed Transient Electromagnetic System Grombacher,D., Maurya, P.K., Lind, J.C., Lane,J., Auken,E., Groundwater (2021)

Automatic processing of time domain induced polarization data using supervised artificial neural networks
Adrian S. Barfod, Léa Lévy, and Jakob Juul Larsen, Geophysical Journal International, (2020) 224.

Managing groundwater in a shifting climate: The TOPSOIL project
Borowski-Maaser, I., Nailon, P., Pedersen, J.B.,  RSA Regional Studies Association, online April 2020

Evidence for Pathways of Concentrated Submarine Groundwater Discharge in East Antarctica from Helicopter-Borne Electrical Resistivity Measurements
Foley, N., Tulaczyk, S., Grombacher, D., Doran, P.T., Mikucki, J., Myers, K.F., Foged, N., Dugan, H., Auken, E., Virginia, R., Hydrology, 20 June 2019

AEMIP robust inversion using maximum phase angle Cole–Cole model re-parameterisation applied for HTEM survey over Lamego gold mine, Quadrilátero Ferrífero, MG, Brazil
Marco Antonio Couto Junior, Gianluca Fiandaca, Pradip Kumar Maurya, Anders Vest Christiansen, Jorge Luís Porsani & Esben Auken, Exploration Geophysics, 31 Oct 2019

On-Time Modelling Using System Response Convolution for Improved Shallow Resolution of the Subsurface in Airborne TEM
Esben Auken, Nikolaj Foged, Kristoffer Rønne Andersen, Nicklas Nyboe, Anders Vest Christiansen, Exploration Geophysics, 23 Sep 2019

Mapping geothermal heat flux using permafrost thickness constrained by airborne electromagnetic surveys on the western coast of Ross Island, Antarctica
Neil Foley, Slawomir Tulaczyk, Esben Auken, Denys Grombacher, Jill Mikucki, Nikolaj Foged, Krista Myers, Hilary Dugan, Peter T. Doran & Ross A. Virginia, Exploration Geophysics, August 2019

Geological significance of delineating paleochannels with AEM
Subash Chandra, Joy Choudhury, Pradip K. Maurya, Shakeel Ahmed, Esben Auken & Saurabh K. Verma, Exploration Geophysics, August 2019

Evidence for Pathways of Concentrated Submarine Groundwater Discharge in East Antarctica from Helicopter-Borne Electrical Resistivity Measurements
Foley,N., Tulaczyk, S.,Grombacher ,D.,Doran, P.T., Mikucki,J., Myers,K.F., Foged,N., Dugan,H., Auken,E., Virginia,R., Hydrology 2019, 6, 54

Software

AarhusInv  -  high performance modeling and inversion code supporting a variety of geophysical data types

Aarhus Workbench - Processing and inversion software for AEM, ERT,  IP,  GCM

News from HGG

HGG mapping groundwater in Yellowstone National Park.

A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey on November 7, 2016. A new study providing an unprecedented regional view of the earth’s crust beneath Yellowstone National Park will begin with a helicopter electromagnetic and magnetic (HEM) survey on November 7, 2016.

Read the article here.


HGG is proud to have hosted the 4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON INDUCED POLARIZATION from 6-8 June 2016.

Thanks to all who participated in the 4th International Workshop on Induced Polarization in Aarhus!

Read more here

 


 

The HydroGeophysics Group is proud to have hosted the

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News & Media

tTEM in action in Germany

Watch the video, tTEM mit mehr Pepp, here (German text, no subtitles).

tTEM and FloaTEM on national TV

On Wednesday May 12, DRTV (the Danish national TV channel) reported from Himmark where the HGG is currenty mapping pollution with tTEM and FloaTEM. Watch it here. The item is the last one, and it starts 21 minutes and 14 seconds into the broadcast.



Managing groundwater in a shifting climate: The TOPSOIL project

Through several years, the Interreg project TOPSOIL has been an important part of HGG's work and research. Much of tTEM and FloaTEM has been developed and tested in this project. Now you can read an article about the project in the RSA Region Studies Association ezine - so hop in and read more right here - besides the story there are many great photos of our equipment in action.


Antarctica - ever fascinating!

Over the years we have presented scientific results from Antarctica at conferences and in papers. Now you can join us and see Antarctica for yourselves. We were lucky to meet a team from PBS when we did the SkyTEM survey in 2018 and PBs have made an entire series about the research at McMurdoc. The airborne EM is in episode 2.

Watch the video here

You can read more about the Antarctica project here.


New article about the outcomes of the projects rOpen and Mapfield - how new geophysical technology clears the way towards a clean water environment - Read the article here (in Danish)


Go watch this video showing success with finding engine parts below the ice in Greenland with the new geophysical instrument SnowTEM!

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YouTube videos of the presentations from the SEG workshop in June 2019

You will find Esben Auken's and Anders Vest Christiansen's presentations as no. 3 and 4.


The forked twig of the future: New method for detecting water. Read the article, Water dowsing with science, on the Poul Due Jensen Foundations website.


The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - The Dry Valleys’ Briny Deep - read the article here.


Ny teknologi skal gøre det muligt at bestemme hvordan undergrunden under den enkelte mark naturligt omsætter kvælstof. Det vil bane vejen for målrettet regulering af kvælstofgødskning, til gavn for både miljø og landbrug. Læs mere her: http://scitech.au.dk/om-science-and-technology/aktuelt/nyheder/vis/artikel/hvor-god-er-din-mark-til-at-holde-paa-kvaelstoffet/


In cooperation with the USGS, HGG is actively involved in organizing the AGU-SEG workshop on airborne magnetics in Florida, June 2019. More information can be found here: https://connect.agu.org/2019aguseg/home


HGG overtager forsiden på ­Politiken den 19, juli 2018

 


Omtale på dr.dk 

Ny metode til rensning af forurenet klitplantage kan give besparelse på 10 mio. kr.

Læs pdf her.


 

Article in Videnskab.dk:

Gennembrud i dansk grundvandsforskning - read the article here (in Danish only) and watch the video here.

Dansk forskning er helt i front, når det gælder kortlægning af grundvandet. I alt er lidt mere end 40 procent af det danske land netop kortlagt med henblik på grundvandet.


­­HGG in Yellowstone has gone viral...

All the major networks and newspapers in the US are featuring the story about groundwater mapping in Yellowstone.

See the list here.


 

GEOCON projektet giver bølger i grundvandet på Samsø

Planen om, at man afløser de konstant kørende afværgeforanstaltninger ved Pillemark Losseplads på Samsø med monitering og mulighed for at skride ind, hvis det bliver nødvendigt, vækker bekymring for grundvandskvaliteten på Samsø. Der planlægges et borgermøde, hvor samsingerne skal diskutere og tage stilling til projektets planer.


NEW on YouTube - latest from the TRUST project

Watch it here on YouTube.


NEW NSF VIDEO: Discovery made beneath Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys

Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has gathered compelling evidence that beneath Antarctica's ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change.

Watch the US National Science Foundation video here on YouTube!


Article about the Antarctica Project in Nature Communications

Read the article here.

The article has generated widespread media attention - see below:


Danish Technology detects new knowledge about the Antarctic underground.

Danish Radio has interviewed Professor Esben Auken from the Hydrogeophysics Group about the results of the Antarctica project. Read the inverview here (in Danish) and watch the video!


Jill Mikucki’s Antarctica study in the news

Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM. The hidden interconnected lakes could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. They also may provide the basis for future exploration of a subsurface habitat on Mars.

The Washington Post featured Mikucki and the study in this article.

Numerous national and international media outlets also featured the research, including the ABC Science, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Discovery, Daily Mail, the Verge, New Scientist, Business Insider Australia, Business Standard, Yahoo! News, International Business Times, Irish Examiner, Science Mag, Phys.org, Silicon Republic, and Knoxville News Sentinel.


Discovered deep under Antarctic surface: Extensive, salty aquifer and potentially vast microbial habitat

Helicopter-borne instrument shows what lies beneath Antarctica's ice-free Dry Valleys. Using a novel, helicopter-borne sensor to penetrate the surface of large swathes of terrain, a team of researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has gathered compelling evidence that beneath Antarctica's ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change. Read more here.


 Visitors from China Geological Survey

  

In early December 4 scientists from the airborne division of the China Geological Survey visited Aarhus University, GEUS and SkyTEM Surveys to discuss groundwater resource mapping in China using Danish technology.


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