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Drilling to Sample and Monitor Groundwater

Synopsis
This programme films two 60m boreholes being drilled into mixed measures and sandstone beds, using Rotary Percussion Drilling. An analysis of 1m interval samples shows how the actual geology differed from the published geological maps. The holes are artesian, and the fitting of piezometer tubing and the subsequent capping of the holes is shown. The programme ends by showing field instrumentation being used to investigate aquifer properties and to measure the chemical properties of the groundwater.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1997
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
boreholes; drilling techniques; groundwater

Online availability

URI
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Price
academic subscription
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£35.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
21 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

University of Sheffield, Learning Media Unit

Distributor

Name

JISC MediaHub

Notes
NB. As of 1 September 2016, the Jisc MediaHub subscription service is no longer available. However, all the multimedia content that Jisc has licensed for use by higher and further education institutions, which is currently accessed via the MediaHub subscription, is available through a new service, MediaPlus, at http://mediaplus.alexanderstreet.com.
Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

Web
http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/category.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=114 External site opens in new window
Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
New Spring House (Ground Floor)
231 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2GW
United Kingdom
Notes
LeTS holds a back catalogue of high quality educational video programmes it has produced, all of which are available in DVD format. The 100+ titles cover most academic subject areas and contain valuable sequences in the form of animations and demonstrations. The DVDs are available to purchse from the university’s online store.

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