Frederick Day-Lewis

AGU member since 1996. Research hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Groundwater, Branch of Geophysics, Storrs, Conn.

Volunteer experience includes vice president-elect of committees and board member of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, 2012–present; member, Department of Energy, Environmental Remediation Sciences Program, Field Research Executive Committee, 2007–2008; member (2007–2011) and leader (2008, 2010, 2011) of review teams for USGS Water Science Centers. Author or coauthor of over 30 refereed papers or monograph chapters, with 13 in AGU journals Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, and Water Resources Research. Publications include research on the use of geophysical data for hydrologic estimation, time-lapse monitoring of groundwater remediation and artificial recharge, and geophysical characterization of ­stream/​­aquifer systems. USGS Water Mission Area lecturer, 2011. Member of AGU, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Geological Society of America, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, and National Ground Water Association.

Council members play a critical role in communicating to and from AGU members. How could we better engage AGU members in advancing important strategic objectives outlined in AGU’s strategic plan?

The Near Surface Geophysics (NS) focus group is actively engaging its members in advancing AGU’s strategic objectives. The NS focus group leadership organizes joint workshops with other societies, distributes focus group newsletters about activities and opportunities relevant to NS, and fosters an online community through Web pages and a wiki. As ­president-​­elect of the focus group, I would work to continue these efforts, further engage other AGU sections and societies in collaboration, and explore additional social media tools for engagement of members, especially students and young faculty. In addition to promoting the advancement of geophysical characterization and monitoring, the NS focus group has made great strides in making AGU’s Fall Meeting the premier venue to showcase methodological advances in geophysical characterization and monitoring; moreover, at the society level, AGU brings the NS community together with scientists from other geoscience disciplines with problems that can be addressed using geophysical methods. As the flagship geoscience society, AGU plays a critical leadership role in near surface geophysics. However, other societies also play important roles, providing valuable means of tech transfer to various industries (i.e., environmental, geotechnical, water resource, petroleum, and mineral). As ­president-​­elect, I will work to direct our focus group’s energy to establishing and strengthening bonds between AGU and the wider NS community and continue growing NS within AGU.

Brief CV

Research interests include application of geophysical methods to water-resource and engineering problems; inverse problems; geostatistics; contaminant transport. B.A. English and B.S. Hydrology University of New Hampshire (1994); Ph.D. Hydrogeology, Stanford University (2001). Assistant Professor, Bucknell University (2001-2005); Hydrologist (2003-2004, 2005-2010) and Research Hydrologist (2010-present), U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Groundwater, Branch of Geophysics. Research faculty member, U. Connecticut (2007-present). Associate Editor, Water Resources Research (2007-present), Ground Water (2003-2008), Geosphere (2009-present), and Hydrogeology Journal (2002-2006). Co-editor of 2007 AGU Monograph “Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes.” Vice-president elect of committees and board member of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (2012-present). Member of the Department of Energy, Environmental Remediation Sciences Program, Field Research Executive Committee (2007-2008). Member (2007-2011) and leader (2008, 2010, 2011) of review teams for USGS Water Science Centers. Author or coauthor of over 30 refereed papers or monograph chapters, with 13 in AGU journals including J. Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, and Water Resources Research. Publications include research on the use of geophysical data for hydrologic estimation; time-lapse monitoring of groundwater remediation and artificial recharge; and geophysical characterization of stream/aquifer systems. USGS Water Mission Area Lecturer, 2011. Member of AGU, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Geological Society of America, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, and National Ground Water Association.