Investing the Impact of Partial Flooding on Coastal Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Surveys

20 September 2023 | 10:00 a.m. (Central Time)

Chris Terra’s dissertation project focuses on using time-lapse ERT and EMI to investigate saltwater transport dynamics during coastal flooding events at two sites: a coastal marsh-forest and a barrier island, both in Maryland. Chris’s work also consists of a synthetic ERT study using the output from a hydrologic model developed from the barrier island site to investigate the anticipated changes in data and inversion quality over the course of different flooding events. This presentation will focus on current findings and interpretations of the synthetic study with field data included depending on the success of current field events.

Chris Terra is a PhD candidate going into the fifth year of his program in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, Newark where he works under the guidance of Dr. Lee Slater. Chris is passionate about science education and outreach and has moderated many of the SEG Near Surface Student Subcommittee’s Open-Source Webinar workshops and co-hosted a series of workshops dedicated to teaching Python.