Hydro-Geophysical-Geological Model on Dynamics of Seawater and Freshwater Interface ( I )

Project Details


The integrated project “Cross-Disciplinary Studies on Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Critical Zone in Taoyuan Tableland and Coastal Area” aims to address key issues about Taoyuan Critical Zone (CZ), such as the water supply of Shimen Reservoir, the land use and surface change in Taoyuan Tableland, climate and atmosphere in Taoyuan area, and land-sea interface at the Taoyuan coastline. We in the Sub-project II (this sub-project) propose to use the geo-electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) method, one of the geophysical exploration technology, for understanding the hydrogeological conditions near the surface, and providing information to regional surface groundwater exchange (Sub-project I) and land-air interaction (Sub-project III) simulations. We will apply real-time and intensive electrical resistivity monitoring data to investigate the CZ subject from two aspects. Cooperating with Sub-project III, the rapid ERI monitoring data can infer the variation of water content in the soils and strata near the surface. Also, cooperating with Sub-project I, the ERI monitoring task will be performed at the coastal site in Taoyuan area so that the dynamics of the sea and fresh water interface change can be observed. The integrated study is expected to figure out the energy and mass transportation mechanism of the Taoyuan Tableland, to understand the land use and climate change, and to evaluate the impact of climate and man-made changes in the future.
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/07/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Critical Zone Observatory
  • Electrical Resistivity Imaging
  • Electrical Resistivity Monitoring
  • Hydrogeology


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