Seismic Soundoff

Seismic Soundoff

In-depth conversations in applied geophysics.


01 Apr 2021

Episode 110: Leveraging real-world learning for students and companies

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Mohamed Ahmed on geophysical test sites.

In this conversation, Mohamed highlights the importance of field exercises, why geophysical test sites can act as a competitive advantage, and the many ways test sites can be used by students and companies (for free). This conversation showcases the importance of experiential learning in novel ways.

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Editor's Note: The construction of the geophysical test site at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was supported by the university, as well as the Corpus Christi Geological Society.


Dr. Mohamed Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His work focuses on applying integrated (geophysics, remote sensing, hydrogeology, modeling, GIS) approaches to investigate a wide range of complex problems. His current research activities involve the use of gravity data (i.e., GRACE, EGM, ground-based), magnetic data (i.e., airborne and ground-based), electromagnetic data (i.e., VLF, GPR), electric data (i.e., VES and profiling), geochemical analyses (i.e., oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon isotopes), remote sensing data (i.e., TRMM, GPM, SMAP, CMAP, Landsat, LiDAR, PALSAR, ERS, Envisat, SPOT, ASTER, GeoEye) and techniques, hydrological (i.e., SWAT), land surface (i.e., GLDAS, CLM), and climate (i.e., CESM) models, statistical approaches (i.e., artificial neural network, linear regression), as well as GIS methodologies and techniques (i.e., web-based GIS) to address a variety of geophysical, geological, hydrological, and environmental problems.


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Original music by Zach Bridges.

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