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Harry Jol Co-edits New Book on
'Stratigraphic Analyses Using GPR'

RELEASED: Feb. 25, 2008

Stratigraphic Analyses Using GPR book coverEAU CLAIRE — Dr. Harry Jol, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor of geography and anthropology who is well known for his many research activities using ground penetrating radar, has co-edited a new book published by the Geological Society of America.

"Stratigraphic Analyses Using GPR," GSA Special Paper 432, offers a state-of-the-art overview of GPR applications in the field of shallow subsurface stratigraphic analysis.

The 181-page volume, on which Jol collaborated with lead editor Gregory Baker of the University of Tennessee, begins with an introduction to GPR for non-geophysicists. Ensuing chapters illustrate use of GPR technology in a variety of geomorphic environments, including aeolian dunes, beach ridges, coastal barriers/beach plains, glacial-marine ice-contact delta deposits, lacustrine strandline deposits, palaeolake shorelines, fluvial deposits, paleovalley fill and clastic dikes

The book was the result of a highly successful GPR session at the 2003 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash., Jol said. Participants at the meeting were enthusiastic about the collaboration of near-surface geophysicists and earth scientists and were anxious to see more about these kinds of projects, he said.

The cover photo of the volume shows Bob Passow, a UW-Eau Claire 2003 geography graduate, collecting GPR data on the Wisconsin River as part of a collaborative project with UW-Milwaukee, Jol said.

Copies can be purchased through the GSA online bookstore or by contacting GSA sales and service at gsaservice@geosociety.org.

For more information, contact Jol at 715-836-3472 or jolhm@uwec.edu.

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