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RE: ground piercing radar
I had an opportunity to ask a radar expert about this once. He was fairly
pessimistic (as are most who have tried to use it for paleontology, I'm told)
because the reflective characteristics of fossils are not too different from
those of the surrounding matrix.
On Thursday, December 02, 1999 3:12 PM, Thom Holmes
> There is a story on ABC News online
> (http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/gpr991201.html) about the
> use of ground piercing radar to locate the skeletal remains of people being
> found in those mass graves in Mexico. Does anyone on the list have any
> experience using this kind of equipment in paleontology? The story reports
> that GPR can penetrate "even thousands of feet in some instances" which
> sounds a bit unlikely to me, but what do I know?
> --Thom Holmes
> dinosaur author at large