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Seth Haines

Seth is a Research Geophysicist with the USGS Central Energy Resources Science Center. His areas of work include seismic characterization of gas hydrates, and the quantification of the potential impacts of oil and gas development (including water used and produced).



B.A. (1997) Middlebury College (Geology and Physics)

M.Sc. (2001) Stanford University (Geophysics)

Ph.D. (2005) Stanford University (Geophysics)


Recent Research

Gas hydrate characterization with seismic methods

Water issues related to energy production, focusing on the Bakken Fm in the Williston Basin

Shear-wave seismic methods for near-surface applications (focus of Mendenhall Post-doc, 2005-200)

Seismoelectric methods for near-surface applications (dissertation topic)