• Main tunnel of the Low-Noise Laboratory
    Main tunnel of the Low-Noise Laboratory
  • Antiblast gallery of the Low-Noise Laboratory
    Antiblast gallery of the Low-Noise Laboratory
  • Flow points and field measurements
    Flow points and field measurements
  • Geophysical measurements
    Geophysical measurements
  • Entry of the Low-Noise Laboratory
    Entry of the Low-Noise Laboratory

 

 

Manager of the LSBB site : Konstantinos Chalikakis

In the heart of the karstic massif of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, LSBB enables research to be undertaken at scales that are usually unobtainable, ranging from flowing fractures (61 currently) to a continuum of 14,000 m2 (beneath 30 to 519 m of cover rocks), with everything in between, in particular one block 5 m on a side and 20 m high (5 boreholes). It is thus possible to study problems of changing scales with a real ability for validation. The project’s ultimate goal is to produce a digital model (taking into account the various spatial and temporal scales involved in the system) of its complex structure and associated flows, and to develop the methodologies needed to characterize the environment and for applying modeling tools.