Episode 59: Tunnels to drones to 12th century churches – the depth of near-surface geophysics

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Adam Mangel on June’s The Leading Edge highlighting near-surface geophysics. Adam explains the reasons to study the near surface, why it applies to a wide range of professionals, the practical applications for the field, and why more students should look to near-surface geophysics for their future.

Interviewee biography

Adam Mangel is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Colorado School of Mines. He has a B.S. in Geology with a minor in Mathematics from the University at Buffalo and an M.S. in Hydrogeology and a PhD in Environmental Engineering, both from Clemson University. His current research largely focuses on Hydrogeophysics, i.e. using geophysical methods to study hydrologic processes.

Adam is driven to improve the world’s efficacy as stewards of valuable water resources given the threats of climate change to clean water resources compounded by the present scarcity of this vital resource. He also brews his own beer, grows his own food, and works on motorcycles. 

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Interview: Adam Mangel
Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Special thanks to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Ally McGinnis, and Mick Swiney.

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