Category Archives: Lyell Project Log

Day #4: Graveyard Exploration

Today we explored the Harborville Cemetery. We used the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to survey the land. When we went over the graves, the monitor showed parabola showing how deep they were in the ground. We also found an abundance … Continue reading

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Day #3: Marcellus Shale Rocks!

Today our research team took a trip to Cass, West Virginia. We were on the lookout for an accessible tract of land. Accessible land means, no trees or any type of  interference.  We needed to use ground penetrating radar (GPR) to search Cass Railway Park for minerals. It was … Continue reading

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Day #2: Ground Penetrating Radar

Today, we learned advanced equations relating to electromagnetic (EM) waves and how we can manipulate them. This included the velocity formula to calculate the distance our radar signal travels underground. We use this formula to figure out our signal will … Continue reading

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Day #1: Geology Uncovered

On our first day of camp, we learned about the Electromagnetic Spectrum, and how radio waves can be used to locate distances and find objects beneath the ground and in water.

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