Recorded July 14, 2020
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has been used as a key method for detecting and mapping buried features for various scientific or engineering professions such as archeology, environmental geosciences, civil engineering, glaciology, sedimentology, and structural geology. Unfortunately, examples of unsuccessful GPR studies have been presented over the past 30 years primarily as a result of a lack of understanding of the physical basis by which this methodology operates and is constrained.
This webinar is intended to introduce geologists and engineers to key variables pertinent to GPR surveys, explain the relevant aspects of these variables, discuss their mathematical relationships and provide examples of how these variables can be used to prepare basic forward models to predict the appropriateness of GPR for meeting your project’s goals and objectives.
About our instructor: Dr. Tom Jordan is an adjunct professor at Youngstown State University and a Supervising Geologist / Geophysicist with Key Environmental, Inc. located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He has a B.A. in geology from Alfred University, an MS in geology from SUNY at Fredonia, and a Ph.D. in geology / geophysics from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Jordan is a licensed PG in 10 states by ASBOG examination or reciprocity and has 33 years of professional experience working on geophysical projects for clients in the environmental, engineering, and exploration sectors.