Design, Construction And Performance Evaluation Of Soil Resistivity Meters At Six Geophysical Sites In Osustech, Okitipupa – Nigeria

International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJGGS Journal
Volume 6 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Gilbert A. Ibitola, Ojeleke A.Emmanuel, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, Abiola O. Ilori
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Gilbert A. Ibitola, Ojeleke A.Emmanuel, Olanrewaju Ajanaku, Abiola O. Ilori, "Design, Construction And Performance Evaluation Of Soil Resistivity Meters At Six Geophysical Sites In Osustech, Okitipupa – Nigeria," SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science, vol. 6,  no. 3, pp. 24-30, 2019. Crossref,


This paper presents the design and construction of two soil resistivity meters that were tested at six different geophysical sites in Ondo State University of Science & Technology, (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa, Nigeria. In a related research work conducted by two Scientists, Igboama, W.N. and Ugwu, N.U., in the year 2011, a soil resistivity meter was designed and constructed. However, it was discovered that this soil resistivity meter was expensive, complex and not very accurate in its readings. It has been observed that the two soil resistivity meters designed and constructed (the serial
resistivity meter, SRM, and the parallel resistivity meter, PRM) in this research work are simple, low-cost and are of high accuracies. Their soil resistivity readings for the chosen six sites in Okitipupa, Nigeria compare favorably well with corresponding standard terrameter soil resistivity readings. The corresponding mean square errors and square mean errors in the soil resistivity measurements were found to be relatively small.


Accuracy, Errors, Geophysical Sites, Soil Resistivity Meter, Terrameter, Wenner.


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