In 2013 a classmate of mine, Sean Morrison, completed a preliminary ground penetrating radar (GPR) investigation on Grand Island in the upper peninsula of Michigan with professor and mentor Harry Jol under the sponsorship of the UW -Eau Claire Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SREU) program. In February 2014 Sean and I co-authored a proposal to SREU for funding to allow us to further the same research during Summer 2014.
Research was carried out between July 26th-30th 2014 with the invaluable assistance of Henry Loope, retired member of the National Parks Department.
An abstract was accepted for the Geomorphology and Quaternery Geology Division of the GSA 2014 Vancouver convention. A poster detailing the accomplishments of our GPR research was presented at the convention in mid October. A full copy can be viewed here as a PDF.
We expect to continue research in the coming years.