Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Charles Edward Heywood

An exceptional earth science teacher kindled my interest in earthquakes and plate tectonics. Working as a geophysicist doing marine geology, I saw a need to maintain healthy freshwater supplies, and morphed into a geo-hydrologist. I apply geophysics for groundwater basin analysis, study aquifer mechanics and land subsidence, and model groundwater flow and transport at regional and local scales.

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Geological Survey, 1985-present

  • Watkins-Johnson Company, Palo Alto, 1979-1980

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Earth Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1984

  • B.S. Earth Science, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1982

Science and Products