FIGURE 4.1 A vision for hominin fossil exploration in the future—initial reconnaissance and identification of potentially promising areas using (A) remote-sensing satellites and (B) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with multispectral sensors, followed by (C) traditional detailed ground examination. SOURCES: (A) ALOS (Advanced Land Observation Satellite) image from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency); (B) UAVs shown are those that were used for the Cheju ABC Plume-Asian Monsoon Experiment (CAPMEX), courtesy of V. Ramanathan, http://www-ramanathan.ucsd.edu/capmex.html; (C) photograph from Afar Ledi Geraru, Ethiopia, courtesy of Kaye E. Reed.
high-resolution climatic information from linked drilling programs will result in a much more profound understanding of the forces that have contributed to the course of human evolution.
INTEGRATED MARINE, LAKE, AND TERRESTRIAL DRILLING PROGRAM
An integrated marine-lake-terrestrial scientific drilling program is an essential component of a research initiative to obtain a comprehensive paleoenviron-