Bethany Burton

Biography

Beth received a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.Sc. in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. She worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. between degrees and began her career with the USGS in 2002. She has focused on the application of resistivity, seismic refraction and reflection, electromagnetics, magnetics, and GPR in solving problems at various scales. Most recently, she has been involved in many infrastructure projects involving characterization of earthen dams, levees, and canals in the west and midwest United States in cooperation with federal and state agencies and several groundwater-related projects both domestically and internationally. She has also been involved in several polar airborne projects in Greenland and Antarctica. She is a member of AGU, EEGS, and SEG.

 

Education

2004 M.Sc. Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines

1999 B.S. Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

 

Employment

2002 - present: Geophysicist, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO

2000 - 2002: Teaching Assistant, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

1999 - 2000: Seismic Data Processor, Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK

 

Professional Activities

President, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (elected) (3/15-17)

Vice President – Committees, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (elected) (3/13-15)

At-Large Board Member, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (elected) (3/12-13)

Co-Organizer and Instructor, Processing of Seismic Refraction Tomography Data Short Course, 2010 Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems

Mentor, Society of Women in Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines (2014-present)

 

Publications

Burton, B.L. and Ball, L.B., 2014, Electrical Resistivity Survey at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report, 27 p.

Abraham, J.D., Anderson, E.D., Burton, B.L., Lucius, J.E., 2006, Geophysical investigations of selected infrastructure sites within the National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report 2006 LAI-05-0015, 278 p.

Horton, R. and Burton, B.L., 2006, Resistivity surveys at the Tuba City Landfill, Tuba City, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report AGH00050015, 83 p.

Burton, B.L. and Abraham, J.D., 2005, Exell Helium Plant geophysical study Masterson, TX: U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report NAI040007-0001, 194 p.

Burton, B.L., 2004, Attenuation analysis of ground penetrating radar data acquired over a crude oil spill, MS Thesis T-5952, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 188 p.

Data

Cochran, J. R., B. Burton, N. Frearson, and K. Tinto. 2014. IceBridge Scintrex CS-3 Cesium Magnetometer L1B Geolocated Magnetic Anomalies, Version 2. Antarctica 2013. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/OY7C2Y61YSYW

Cochran, J. R., B. Burton, N. Frearson, and K. Tinto. 2014. IceBridge Scintrex CS-3 Cesium Magnetometer L1B Geolocated Magnetic Anomalies, Version 2. Greenland 2012. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/OY7C2Y61YSYW

Cochran, J. R., B. Burton, N. Frearson, and K. Tinto. 2014. IceBridge Scintrex CS-3 Cesium Magnetometer L1B Geolocated Magnetic Anomalies, Version 2. Greenland 2011. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/OY7C2Y61YSYW