Collaborators use Cole Farm to demonstrate geophysical techniques to undergraduate students

Students enrolled in near surface geophysics classes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (10 students), Dickinson College (14 students), Rutgers University (3 students), Penn State University (5 students), and five scholars from China visited the Cole Farm catena to experience hands-on learning of field techniques.  During the one-day field campaign, resistivity and seismic surveys were completed along the GroundHOG (Hydrological Observation Gear) transect from ridge to stream.  At each GroundHOG site, the subsurface suite of instruments includes lysimeters, soil moisture sensors, and soil gas sensors.  Across the two hillslopes, soils were augered to the depth of refusal to compliment the subsurface measurements.  Additional techniques, such as magnetometry and ground penetrating radar techniques were demonstrated for the students.  The day prior to data collection students were given a tour of the CZO and talked broadly about the interdisciplinary science happening at the three different sites. 

Field campaign at Cole Farm to introduce near surface geophysics field techniques.

Field campaign at Cole Farm to introduce near surface geophysics field techniques.


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