Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Road Radar –Augusta Dwyer

Road Radar –Augusta Dwyer


This article written by Augusta discusses about how highly sensitive cameras were placed along a stretch of highway in the Kootenay National Park. These cameras were sensitive enough to detect unique heat signatures of dear, moose and elk. The cameras were originally invented to detect missiles, but these ones are used to identify larger animals from smaller ones such as birds. When the camera detects a larger animal, it lights up a sign along the highway giving motorists a warning that there is something ahead of them. I think that using these highly sensitive cameras for this use is an excellent idea. It will prevent highway collisions and decrease the mortality rate of head on accidents with larger animals.

Dwyer, Augusta. “Road Radar.” Canadian Geographic
March/April 2003. Print

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