|Cliff Barackman and Jeff Meldrum in his laboratory.|
After a long drive, Craig and I arrived on the campus of Idaho State University and met up with Dr. Meldrum. He led us to the IVL where the staff manning the computers started the long process of scanning the individual casts. Each cast took between eight and thirty minutes to scan, render, and process with the scanning software. Several casts had to wait until the next morning to be scanned because of the lengthy process.
|The scanner compiles its data into a visual image.|
|One of the London tracks in the rotating vice. This spins|
360 degrees so the scanner can capture data from all angles.
The cast would be later placed in the vice vertically to
complete the imaging.
|Robert Schlader, assistant director of the IVL, |
combines various scans into one image.
In the meantime, I have started my own analysis of the trackway. I am currently writing my observations of the various footprints starting with the very first one in the mud and going in order. I have completed about a dozen or so of these, but there is a lot of work still to do.
My analysis, photographs, and other data will eventually be made publicly available (and probably little by little as I finish digestible chunks). As always, thank you for your patience. More soon.
|Craig Flipy and Jeff Meldrum|