Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory

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The mission of the Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory (CACL) is to develop methods for carbonate aquifer characterization and conduct applied research that focuses on better understanding groundwater flow in multi-porosity carbonate aquifers. Groundwater flow in carbonate aquifers is particularly difficult to characterize because of a broad range in pore size and complicated pore connectivity. Diverse porosity and permeability networks represent a significant challenge to the accurate simulation of carbonate aquifer groundwater flow. This research is integrating the use of state-of-the-art technologies, including:

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Core examination lab at the Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, on the campus of NOVA Southeastern University. [larger image]
Study of outcrop and subsurface carbonate rocks
Cyclostratigraphy
Ichnology
High-multichannel 2D and 3D seismic
Advanced borehole geophysics
Digital optical borehole imaging
Computational methods (eg., Lattice Boltzmann methods)
3D geomodeling with ROXAR RMS™
Ground-penetrating radar
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Core examination lab at the Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida. Additional rock core is stored nearby at NOVA Southeastern University. [larger image]


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