Getting into the field

We all sometimes get a bit tired of theory, equation derivations and lengthy technical presentations. So the opportunity to get into the field for some practical work always provides some sense of excitement to an engineering class. Several presentations, group discussions and planning sessions finally led up to 2 full days of practical fieldwork in the Skåne countryside. This group project is part of an elective course titled ‘Field Investigation Methodology’, which at its core is designed to provide knowledge on the importance and possible content of pre-investigations regarding large engineering infrastructure projects.

To help solve our individual group problems related to hydrogeology and groundwater protection in the project site near Vomb Lake, the 2 days in the field provided us with practical hands on lessons on the setup and use of various geophysical measurement equipment. The reasonably good weather conditions, beautiful scenery and competition to see who can prepare the best lunch in the field, provided a fulfilling two days out in nature. So now back at LTH it’s time to see what me measured and to try and make sense of all those data points.

Cheers for now!

Johan

Setting up geophones for refraction seismics

Setting up geophones for refraction seismics

Trying not to get lost while using the ground penetrating radar

Trying not to get lost while using the ground penetrating radar

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