POLARIS scientists visited Phoenix for familiarization with their new System 2000 MT equipment during August, 2003. Left to right: Tesfakiros Haile (Phoenix), Dr. Ian Ferguson (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg), Michelle Folta and Dr. Claire Samson, both of Carleton University, Ottawa, listen as Phoenix engineer Gerry Graham explains interpretation techniques.
Gerry and Ian interpret a bit of shade.
Ian Ferguson, Tes Haile, Michelle Folta, Gerry Graham, Claire Samson and Peter Fernberg (Carleton U.) discuss the layout of the equipment at the field site north of Toronto.
Polaris scientists lay out an air-loop sensor. The air-loop, which is placed on the surface, is more convenient than an induction coil for measuring the vertical magnetic field, especially in hard ground. The induction coil requires a hole to be dug one metre deep.
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