Geophysical Monitoring of Permafrost

12 June 2024
10:00 AM (CDT)

As the climate warms rapidly in the North, permafrost thaw is affecting infrastructure, landscapes, ecosystems, and carbon fluxes. Geophysical methods like electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) can be used to characterize permafrost conditions at the site scale and evaluate changes over time. This presentation will discuss recent advances in geophysical monitoring of permafrost, including time-lapse ERT datasets collected in northern Canada, the implementation of automated ERT systems, and the recent initiation of databases that improve the accessibility and utility of these datasets.

Speaker Bio

Teddi Herring

Teddi Herring is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Calgary in the Department of Civil Engineering. She received her PhD in geophysics from the University of Calgary and completed a postdoctoral project at the University of Ottawa on permafrost geophysics. Her research interests center on using geophysics to characterize and monitor permafrost conditions for environmental and engineering applications.