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  1. #1 Which field of study? 
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    I am interested in the detection and study of subterranean waterways.

    Does this fall under one specific field of study, or does the process involve inter-disciplinary collaboration?

    Does the method(s) for detecting presence and/or flow of subterranean water differ from those to detect other liquids, gasses, or minerals?

    How recently has detection of subterranean water movement (other than finding the point at which it reaches(ed) the surface) been made possible?



    I recall visiting parks with natural springs, have seen movies, and read books that involve springs, and underground rivers, and seen maps showing their courses, but do not remember any mention of how they were determined to be there other than "Look - a spring" or visual indications of a dried lake or river.

    Are there subterranean water flows that are not detected visually? Are there water flows that do not break the surface?

    I believe that there should be, but can not recall any mention that there are. Perhaps I've forgotten.

    Any answers, or direction to information on this would be greatly appreciated.


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    It's really context specific, but as a geologist I would employ a study of the local/regional geology for context (Precabrian basement? Karst bedrock?), and devise a geophysical survey for specifics. Small-scale seismic and spontaneous potential lines would be my choice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmslee123
    Today, there are many different fields of psychology and learning every single one of them is difficult, but I'll outline the most predominant ones.I am an engineer.I preferred first engineering.It is the best choice.
    How is this on-topic? Please convince me you aren't a potential spammer just trying to get his minimum posts so he can start leaving links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    Quote Originally Posted by jmslee123
    Today, there are many different fields of psychology and learning every single one of them is difficult, but I'll outline the most predominant ones.I am an engineer.I preferred first engineering.It is the best choice.
    How is this on-topic? Please convince me you aren't a potential spammer just trying to get his minimum posts so he can start leaving links.
    sorry i'm a bit late noticing this one
    i'll nip it in the bud just to make sure
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    I almost moved it myself, but genuinely wasn't sure if it was just someone who didn't read the OP.
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    Hydrogeology is what you're looking for, I'm currently a research assistant at my university studying hydrogeology so if you have any further questions I would be happy to help.
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