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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
WyCEHG uses Helicopter to Collect Important Data
Studying hydrology and geophysics in the state of Wyoming can
be challenging due to the complex terrain. In spite of this, the WyCEHG team is
getting creative and thinking of new ways to study what lies below the surface.
Last week, the SkyTEM team, from Aarhus University in Denmark,
hit the sky in a helicopter to begin data collection for WyCEHG.
“The SkyTEM system measures two kinds of information - the
strength of the Earth’s magnetic field, and the electrical conductivity of the
subsurface,” says Dr. Steve Holbrook.
This data will help WyCEHG researchers gain crucial knowledge
about what the terrain looks like underground, including magnetization, fault
structure, geological layering and more.
“All of this data will enable us to make much more informed
decisions about which areas bear further, labor-intensive study using our
ground-based instrumentation,” says Holbrook.