Ground Scan: Home
The Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department at the University of Tennessee as part of the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station has been involved in numerous external consulting projects that involve near-surface mapping and environmental exploration. Below is a selection of our projects that have been carried out in association with private companies, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. Contact Dr. Robert S. Freeland (Click here)
Engineering & Environmental »
TWRA Wildlife Management Units — Dyer County, Tennessee
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency maintains 500-acre water-holding
compounds for migratory ducks in West Tennessee. This project employs
ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic induction sensing to map
near-subsurface aberrations caused by seismic activities that have caused
sand blows within the Mississippi River Alluvium.
Ames Plantation Water Quality— Fayette & Hardeman Counties, Tennessee
Since 1991, our multidisciplinary research team has conducted a long-term, field-scale research effort to map the subsurface lateral movement of water in southwestern Tennessee. Successfully applied technologies include ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic induction (EMI). The research resides on land holdings of 7,500 ha that are held in trust by the Trustees of the Hobart Ames Foundation.
Archaeological & Historical »
Hermitage Springs Site — Davidson County, Tennessee
burial site of a 5000-year old village located in Hermitage, Tennessee. The
Alliance For Native American Indian Rights of Tennessee is assisting in
protecting the remains. # 40DV5S1.
Ames Plantation — Fayette County, Tennessee
Subsurface mapping of slave quarters site. The Ames History map link shows an example of overlaying a Civil War-era map over a modern aerial photo and 1940's era aerial photography. The GIS overlay method (RECTIFY) allowed location of a community of slave cabins.
Mount Olive Cemetery — Montgomery County, Tennessee
Providing surveying expertise for mapping unmarked graves within this
historic African-American cemetery, working with the volunteers of the Mount
Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society .
Ground-Penetrating Radar — GPR
GPR surveying involves either towing or pulling a radar antenna across the surface that is continuously transmitting radar pulses into the ground. The radar waves reflect off electrical changes in the subsurface, typically boundaries of soil and bedrock, or sharp contrasts in wetter and drier soil. ...
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