Students Explore World's Farthest Reaches

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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EARTH SCIENCES STUDENTS EXPLORE WORLD'S FARTHEST REACHES

GOING STRONG AT 60
 

Story by Susan Hickman. All photos by: Claudia Schroder-Adams
 

Doctoral student Raymond Caron will tell you Carleton’s Earth Sciences Department is a high caliber department at the university. Comprising a close-knit group of people who are passionate about the varied topics associated with the field of Earth Sciences, the department, says Caron, always has something exciting to offer.

Caron, who is developing a methodology that uses helicopters and electromagnetics to reveal locations of hidden bedrock over large areas, explains that current methods of drilling and seismic surveying can be expensive and time-consuming.

“When it comes to geology,” he says, “there are few sources of information as critical as the bedrock and what it can tell you. Across Canada, however, bedrock is typically buried beneath soil or vegetation. In mineral exploration, knowing the location of the bedrock can directly influence the determination of the size or the presence of an ore body and an airborne system is faster than other methods.”

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