Seth Campbell

Research Geophysicist
ERDC-Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

What led you to Earth and Space science?

I became interested in earth sciences through my first year geology professor in college as well as my natural interest in mountains and glaciers through climbing and mountaineering.

How long have you been a member of AGU and why did you join?

I joined AGU in 2009 as a way to connect and build collaborations outside of my normal colleagues.

What are you working on now?

I conduct glacier, permafrost, and shallow geology research using geophysical methods that can probe the shallow subsurface for physical characteristics. On glaciers I study such things as ice thickness and mass gain or loss from snowfall or melt, respectively, to determine glacier changes over time. I also use geophysical methods to map permafrost depth and thickness in relation to other physical factors such as vegetation cover, slope and aspect of the terrain, geology, and water content. Lastly, I conduct research on near surface geology using geophysical methods to determine such details as till thickness and bedrock depth and rock types in heavily vegetated areas where classical geological mapping is difficult to perform.