DEVELOPING UNDERGRADUATE FIELD METHODS CLASS EXERCISES UTILIZING GROUND PENETRATING RADAR: HISTORIC WETHERSFIELD COVE AREA
A user’s manual was compiled to educate new users how to use the GPR equipment, its features, preparation, operations, data analysis and applications. This enables more users to take advantage of the capabilities of this precise technology for data processing and interpretation. The user-friendly manual will enable students to acquire the skills to apply the GPR technology for various projects at CCSU and on commercial applications for the school and in industry.
Developed exercises focus on two main areas: 1) acquisition, data management, processing, and interpretation of two-dimensional survey lines and 2) acquisition, data management, processing, and interpretation of a 10x10 m grid surveys. The exercises are designed to have students set-up and acquire data within a 3 hour lab period, and process and interpret the data in a second period.
In addition to developing the field exercises the collected data will provide important subsurface information to complement and correlate existing historical evidence with the Wethersfield Historical Society Museum and the Connecticut State Museum in Hartford, CT.