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Bethany Burton is a Supervisory Geophysicist with the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center.
Beth has extensive experience applying ground-based and airborne geophysical methods (electrical, electromagnetic, seismic, magnetics, and gravity) to water and mineral resources, infrastructure, and cryosphere studies for multiple USGS Programs, other federal and state agencies, and universities with expertise in leading field campaigns in a wide variety of geologic and field conditions including extreme/remote locations.
2020-present, Supervisory Geophysicist, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado
2002-2020, Geophysicist, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado
2000-2002, Teaching Assistant, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
1999-2000, Seismic Data Processor, Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
M.S. Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2004
B.S. Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1999
American Geophysical Union
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society: SAGEEP Technical Chair 2021, President (elected 2015-2018), Vice President-Committees (elected 2013-2015), At-Large Board Member (elected 2012-2013)
Society of Exploration Geophysics
Geoscientists without Borders: Committee Member (2019 - present)
Society of Women in Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines: Mentor, Colorado School of Mines (2014-2018)
Surface electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), electromagnetic induction (EMI), and self-potential (SP) data were acquired March 9 - 20, 2018 by the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam near Chattahoochee, Florida. Eleven ERT profiles were acquired along the right (west) abutment, and immediately downstream, of the conc