SAGE Educational Mission

LEARNING GEOPHYSICS BY DOING GEOPHYSICS

 

The primary goal of SAGE is to actively educate students in all phases of geophysics using modern field equipment and the latest computer processing and interpretation tools. 


SAGE emphasizes the understanding of field methods—from fundamental principles through acquisition, processing, and interpretation—all within the context of basic and applied research problems.

What SAGE offers

SAGE modern geophysical techniques

Modern Geophysical Techniques

Modern Geophysical Techniques

Modern Geophysical Techniques

  • Hands-on field experience with seismic reflection and refraction, gravity and magnetics, electromagnetics (including MT), and electrical resistivity
  • Integrative geophysical methods to solve real geological problems
  • Address geological problems of research and practical interest

SAGE muti-institutional expertise

Multi-Institutional Expertise

Modern Geophysical Techniques

Modern Geophysical Techniques

  • Classroom instruction and lectures by academic and industry professionals
  • Computer processing and modeling
  • Data synthesis and report preparation
  • University credit may be earned 

SAGE professional networking

Professional Networking

Modern Geophysical Techniques

Professional Networking

  • Connect with government and industry representatives
  • Introduce yourself to career opportunities
  • Present at professional conferences

Co-Directors

SAGE co-director Loiuse Pellerin

Louise Pellerin

Louise Pellerin

Louise Pellerin

Green Geophysics, Inc.

Electromagnetics

SAGE co-director Darcy McP

Darcy McPhee

Louise Pellerin

Louise Pellerin

 U.S. Geological Survey

Potential Fields

Faculty

SAGE faculty John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Paul Bedrosian

Paul Bedrosian

University of Texas at Dallas

Seismology, Potential Fields

SAGE faculty Paul Bedrosian

Paul Bedrosian

Paul Bedrosian

Paul Bedrosian

U.S. Geological Survey

Electromagnetics

SAGE faculty Danny Feucht

Danny Feucht

Paul Bedrosian

Danny Feucht

Ormat Technologies Inc.

Electromagnetics

SAGE faculty Shari Kelley

Shari Kelley

Matt Ralston

Matt Ralston

 New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources 

Heat flow, Geology

SAGE faculty Matt Ralston

Matt Ralston

Matt Ralston

Matt Ralston

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Seismology

SAGE faculty Jared Peacock

Jared Peacock

Matt Ralston

Jared Peacock

U.S. Geological Survey

  Electromagnetics

Adjunct Faculty

SAGE adjunct faculty David Lumley

David Lumley

Akram Mostafanejad

Akram Mostafanejad

 University of Texas at Dallas

Seismology

SAGE adjunct faculty Akram Mostafanejad

Akram Mostafanejad

Akram Mostafanejad

Akram Mostafanejad

 IRIS PASSCAL

Seismology

SAGE adjunct faculty Orla McLaughlin

Orla McLaughlin

Megan L. Anderson

Megan L. Anderson

ExxonMobil

Geology

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Megan L. Anderson

Megan L. Anderson

Megan L. Anderson

Washington Geological Survey

Potential Fields

Emeritus Faculty

SAGE emeritus faculty Larry Braile

Larry Braile

Scott Baldridge

Scott Baldridge

Purdue University, Emeritus

Seismology

SAGE emeritus faculty Scott B

Scott Baldridge

Scott Baldridge

Scott Baldridge

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Retired

Geology

SAGE emeritus faculty George Jiracek

George Jiracek

George Jiracek

George Jiracek

San Diego State University, Emeritus

Electromagnetics

SAGE emeritus faculty Shawn Biehler

Shawn Biehler

George Jiracek

George Jiracek

University of California Riverside, Emeritus

Seismology, Potential Fields

Publications

Science Articles About SAGE

Baldridge, W. S., et al., (2012). SAGE at 30. The Leading Edge, 31(6), 702-708. https://doi.org/10.1190/tle31060702.1


Jiracek, G. R., Baldridge, W. S., Biehler, S., Braile, L. W., Ferguson, J. F., Gilpin, B. E., and Alumbaugh, D. L., (2000). SAGE: Learning geophysics by immersion. Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration, 19, 986-990.


Ferguson, J. F., Baldridge, W. S., Jiracek, G. R., Gonzalez, V., and Pope, P. A., (1998). Students investigate environmental restoration site in New Mexico. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 79(28), 329-335.


Baldridge, W.S., and Jiracek, G.R., (1992). SAGE program explores the Rio Grande rift. Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 73(145), 148-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/91EO00117


Biehler, S., et al., (1991). SAGE -- a unique geophysical experience. Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration, 10(3), 45-49.

SAGE Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Hinz, E. A., Ferguson, J. F., Pellerin, L. and Ramenofsky, A. F. (2008), A geophysical investigation of subsurface structures and Quaternary geology at San Marcos Pueblo, New Mexico. Archaeological Prospection, 15, 247–265. doi:10.1002/arp.337


Jiracek, G. R., Kinn, C. L., Scott, C. L., Kuykendall, M. G., Baldridge, W. S., Biehler, S., Braile, L. W., Ferguson, J. F., and Gilpin, B., (1996). Tracing crustal isotherms under the western margin of the Jemez Mountains using SAGE and industry magnetotelluric data. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 47, 129-133.


Ferguson, J. F., Baldridge, W. S., Braile, L. W., Biehler, S., Gilpin, B., and Jiracek, G. H., (1995). Structure of the Espanola basin, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico, from SAGE seismic and gravity data. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 46, 105-110.


Baldridge, W.S., et al., (1994). The western margin of the Rio Grande rift in northern New Mexico: An aborted boundary? Geological Society of America Bulletin,105,1538-1551. https://doi.org/10.1130/0016-7606(1994)106<1538:TWMOTR>2.3.CO;2

  

Biehler, S., et al., (1991). A geophysical model of the Española Basin, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico. Geophysics, 56(3), 340–353. https://doi.org/10.1190/1.1443048

SAGE Conference Papers

2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA


 [ED23F-1076] Pellerin et al. (2019). Engaging Geophysics Students in the Field — the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE).


[NS41B-0815] Azevedo et al. (2019). Near-surface Hydrologic Investigations of Pleistocene lakes within the Valles Caldera, New Mexico.


[MR51C-0065] Weaver et al. (2019). Geophysical Investigation of the Northwestern Valles Caldera, New Mexico.


2018 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.


[NS31C-0769] Krough et al. (2018). Assessing spatial and temporal variations in an aquifer system using repeat temperature-depth measurements: an example from the Española Basin, New Mexico.


[T51H-0269] Pratscher et al. (2018). Analysis of the Magnetotelluric Profile Data from the Española Basin, New Mexico.


2017 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, New Orleans, LA


[GP33A-0956] Barker et al. (2017). Multi-scale, multi-method geophysical investigations of the Valles Caldera.


[T51D-0516] Braile et al. (2017). Gravity and Seismic Investigations of the Northern Rio Grande Rift Area, New Mexico.


[H21A-1418] Earney et al. (2017). Hydrogeologic investigations of the southern Española Basin, NM.


[T51D-0515] Feucht et al. (2017). Electrical Resistivity Structure of the Valles Caldera, New Mexico, USA: Results From 3D Inversion of Modern and Legacy Magnetotelluric Data Collected by Industry and the Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE).


[NS33C-05] Sica et al. (2017). Geophysical Exploration of Tyuonyi Pueblo in Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, USA.

SAGE Master's and PhD Dissertations

Select SAGE students have continued their SAGE research project beyond the summer program in the form of a Master's or PhD thesis at their home institution.

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