I am a research hydrologist at the USGS New York Water Science Center, where I specialize in near-surface geophysics, modeling, and water-related projects. Particular focus areas include groundwater quality monitoring, hydrogeological characterization, contaminant detection, and groundwater-surface water interactions. I also lead and support software/methods development efforts, specifically focusing on linking electrical geophysical measurements with soil and hydrogeological properties.
Prior to joining the USGS, my PhD work at Rutgers University centered around hydrogeophysical approaches to characterize and study processes occurring in wetlands - particularly carbon gas cycling in peatlands. During this time, I also participated in critical zone characterization and archaeological studies, among other projects. My MS work at the University at Buffalo primarily involved linking geophysical data to soil moisture distributions through coupled geophysical and unsaturated flow models in a Bayesian framework.
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsTerry, N. and Slater, L. ( 2017), Gas bubble size estimation in peat soils from EM wave scattering observed with ground penetrating radar, Water Resour. Res., 53, 2755– 2769, doi:10.1002/2016WR019783.Day-Lewis, F. D., Slater, L. D., Robinson, J., Johnson, C. D., Terry, N., and Werkema, D. (2017), An overview of geophysical technologies appropriate for characterization and monitoring at fractured-rock sites, Journal of Environmental Management, 204, 709-720, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.04.033.
Comas, X., Terry, N., Hribljan, J. A., Lilleskov, E. A., Suarez, E., Chimner, R. A., and Kolka, R. K. ( 2017), Estimating belowground carbon stocks in peatlands of the Ecuadorian páramo using ground‐penetrating radar (GPR), J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 122, 370– 386, doi:10.1002/2016JG003550.Terry, N., Slater, L., Comas, X., Reeve, A. S., Schäfer, K. V. R., and Yu, Z. ( 2016), Free phase gas processes in a northern peatland inferred from autonomous field‐scale resistivity imaging, Water Resour. Res., 52, 2996– 3018, doi:10.1002/2015WR018111.Comas, X., Terry, N., Slater, L., Warren, M., Kolka, R., Kristiyono, A., Sudiana, N., Nurjaman, D., and Darusman, T.: Imaging tropical peatlands in Indonesia using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity imaging (ERI): implications for carbon stock estimates and peat soil characterization, Biogeosciences, 12, 2995–3007, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2995-2015, 2015.