Carole Johnson is Acting Chief of the Hydrogeophysics Branch of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area Earth System Processes Division. Carole provides leadership to USGS hydrologists nationally on development and application of hydrogeophysical methods to groundwater studies through applied research, training, and policy development.
Carole Johnson is a hydrologist with the USGS Earth System Processes Division, Hydrogeophysics Branch in Storrs, Connecticut, where she provides leadership to USGS hydrologists nationally on development and application of hydrogeophysical methods to USGS groundwater studies through applied research, training, and policy development. Carole’s research interests include use of borehole- and surface-geophysical methods and hydraulic testing for characterization of fractured-rock aquifers. She has coauthored ~40 USGS publications on use of hydrogeophysical methods for aquifer characterization for water resources and contaminant investigations. An experienced trainer, Carole has taught numerous webinars and more than 20 hands-on workshops for scientists on geophysical field methods, data processing, and data analysis for groundwater investigations, including through USGS courses, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Groundwater Association Fractured Rock Conference workshops, and classes for licensed environmental professionals in New Jersey and around New England.
Carole currently holds a professional geologists license in New Hampshire, and serves on the board of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society. Carole has a B.S. in geology from Bates College and M.S. in hydrology from the University of New Hampshire.