Geophysical Survey

GPR Locates Voids Under Airport Runway

Posted by on February 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

A potential problem with voids under a runway was confirmed after a Boeing 737 dropped through the concrete taxiway at the Mid Delta Regional Airport in Mississippi. It was reported the airplane sustained approximately $1.5 million in damages (OUCH!). Ground penetrating radar was used to map any potential voids near the storm drain which crosses [...]

GPR Geophysical Survey on SKIS

Posted by on March 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

We recently conducted a geophysical survey which initially presented quite a challenge. The project scope was to conduct a GPR geophysical survey of a 700 acre property located near Kitchener, Ontario Canada in the middle of WINTER! The GPR equipment used for this project was a Sensors & Software Pulse EKKO Pro with a 50 [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar used in Antarctic Crossing

Posted by on December 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

I came across an article in BBC News that I thought followers of our GPR News Blog would find very interesting. It’s about a team of explores and scientists, in the Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition, who are going to try and set a record crossing of Antarctica. The expedition is expected to take 40 days [...]

Ground Penetrating Radar Soil Suitability Maps

Posted by on October 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Ground penetrating radar’s effectiveness is greatly dependent on site-specific soil type. The soil type of a survey area will determine the depth of penetration of the ground penetrating radar signal.  One of the most difficult soil types for GPR equipment to penetrate is wet clay. As an example, where a mid-level frequency GPR system may [...]

Ice Road Mapping using Ground Penetrating Radar

Posted by on August 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I realize August may seem like a strange time of year to be writing about Ice Roads. While we are enjoying one of the hottest summers on record plans are being put in place to ensure the safety of all those who have to cross large bodies of water to reach extreme northern remote communities this [...]

GPR used on Mars

Posted by on June 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Science News has just revealed that scientists previously felt a natural force had recently carved pinwheel shaped troughs and a canyon near the north pole on Mars. This theory could not be tested beyond what they could see on the surface of this planet. That is until now. The origin of this spiral canyon was recently revealed to have been formed over an [...]

Environmental Assessment of a Rattlesnake Habitat

Posted by on June 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm

This is our first blog post and I thought I would start with a unique ground penetrating radar application. Our company was commissioned to conduct an environmental survey to locate a prairie rattlesnake habitat (hibernacula) where an endangered Alberta rattlesnake makes its winter home. The reason it was important to locate this subsurface habitat was to [...]