Episode 80: The public and scientific value of near-surface geophysics

Seismic Soundoff · 80: The public and scientific value of near-surface geophysics

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Sarah Morton Rupert, lead author on “Time-lapse monitoring of stress-field variations within the Lower Permian shales in Kansas” in May’s The Leading Edge.

This conversation is a great primer on the value of near-surface geophysics to scientists and the public. Whether building a house, building a bridge, or remediating an old salt mine, Sarah provides a lot of actionable information in this episode. And if you are wondering the best way to get engaged in the Society, Sarah has you covered there as well.

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Sarah Morton Rupert currently is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Kansas Geological Survey. Her current work focuses on surface wave seismic methods to investigate how surface waves behave and interact with different geologic and engineering structures. The goal of her research is to better observe geologic materials that may induce engineering failures before they occur and help bridge the gap between the engineering and geophysical communities. She serves as Vice-Chair, Student Program Lead, and Communications Lead for the SEG Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section.


Original music by Zach Bridges. 

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

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