Texas A&M University
Cameron Ramsey is a senior Geology major and Geophysics minor at Texas A&M University. She works at the International Ocean Discovery Program’s Gulf Coast Repository on the west campus of A&M and hopes to sail on Expedition 374. She has done research with Dr. Leah LeVay at IODP over the phytoplankton productivity in the Gulf of Alaska from the late Pleistocene to the Holocene from Expedition 341. This past semester she worked with graduate student Walker Ligon interpreting well logs of the Del Rio Formation in West Texas. She used Techlog to make picks from over 200 well logs throughout 3 counties, then created an isopach map from her picks using ArcGIS. Cameron also completed several projects this past semester related to the San Juan Mountains which included using geophysical methods to understand the regional geology as well as a comprehensive study of the San Juan Basin.
Along with my interest in geophysics, I was very eager to be a part of this research group. Using the new G-TEM technology is an innovative way to characterize the internal structure of these rock glaciers and will be an intriguing challenge to interpret. I also think this research will have a great deal of meaning for many people living in alpine environments and show them that the impacts climate change can be seen from their own backyards. Using the EM equipment and gaining experience in the field while working in Colorado on the rock glaciers will be a great learning experience. I would like to be a part of this research group up until I graduate but would like to continue working on the project after graduation if possible.