Geophysical Methods for Permafrost Characterization and Monitoring

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 6 August 2014 to 8 August 2014

Where: Fairbanks, Alaska

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This three-day workshop will provide an overview of geophysical methods for permafrost characterization (i.e., depth, thickness, spatial extent) and monitoring (i.e., time-lapse imaging). The course comprises lectures, data-analysis exercises, and field surveys. Participants will gain practical field experience using a variety of geophysical instruments, including ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, passive seismic, and electromagnetic induction. Participants will analyze field data and gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-practice software for data processing and visualization. Instructors include scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. The target audience for the course includes hydrologists, engineers, environmental scientists, and geologists. No prior experience with geophysical methods is required. The course is open to USGS, other Federal agency, State, and University personnel or students. Cost for the workshop is $250, but this fee may be waived for students.

Instructors: John Lane (USGS), Fred Day-Lewis (USGS), Martin Briggs (USGS), Seth Campbell (CRREL), Tom Douglas (CRREL)

For additional information or for assistance in registering for the course, please contact Fred Day-Lewis: daylewis [at] or 860.487.7402 x21.