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July 1, 2019 - 6/30/2020
- David J. Hart, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, UW-Madison
- J. Elmo Rawling III, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
- Susan K. Swanson, Beloit College
The objectives of this study is to apply aerial thermal imaging to three groundwater issues in Wisconsin using a small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAV) and a thermal camera. These include: 1) Determine depth to shallow bedrock over the Silurian dolomite in eastern Wisconsin at the field scale quickly, accurately and cost effectively, 2) Locate springs discharging to lakes and characterize temperature conditions in springs discharging to streams, and 3) Identify areas on Lake Michigan bluffs where groundwater discharge might lead to slope failure.