Seeing Beneath the Surface: Use of Ground Penetrating Radar in Earth Science Research

The volume begins with an introduction to ground penetrating radar for non-geophysicists. Ensuing chapters illustrate use of GPR technology in a variety of geomorphic environments:

* Aeolian dunes
* Beach ridges
* Coastal barriers/beach plains
* Glacial-marine ice-contact delta deposits
* Lacustrine strandline deposits
* Palaeolake shorelines
* Fluvial deposits
* Paleovalley fill
* Clastic dikes

According to lead editor Gregory S. Baker, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, impetus for the book came from a GPR session at the 2003 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. "Session attendees enthusiastically embraced the collaboration of near-surface geophysicists and earth scientists," said Baker. "The need for more exposure to these kinds of projects was apparent."

Individual copies may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online bookstore
or by contacting GSA Sales and Service,

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann,

Stratigraphic Analyses Using GPR
Gregory S. Baker and Harry M. Jol (editors)
Geological Society of America Special Paper 432
2007, 181 pages, US$45.00, GSA member price US$32.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-2432-4



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