April 3, 2013
Alberta Geological Survey's understanding of Turtle Mountain has been greatly enhanced by using the following techniques and technologies:
To complement the monitoring system, we have studied the mountain's structure and subsurface characteristics, as well as the recent and historical changes of South Peak and other unstable areas. These studies range from detailed ground mapping to satellite- and airplane-based remote-sensing studies.
In addition, high-resolution ground models have helped us develop advanced modelling techniques to understand the mountain's structure and estimate the volume of unstable rock and the areas a future rock avalanche may affect.