The goal was to demonstrate how geophysics can be used to:
- Measure thickness of peat (muskeg)
- Determine thickness variations between probe locations
- Investigate thickness and strength of the underlying material
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) provides a reliable tool to rapidly measure the thickness of peat in remote locations.
Collection of high density GPR data provides interpolation between muskeg probe locations where significant variations in peat thickness can occur.
GPR sensors can be towed behind a small all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile or by hand.
Combined Capacity-Coupled and GPR Figure