Mark Everett

Mark Everett

Professor of Geophysics

Howard Karren Professor

Near-surface Applied Geophysics

  (979) 450-9824

  Halbouty 357A


  • Near-surface applied geophysics 
  • Controlled-source electromagnetics
  • Ground-penetrating radar
  • Electrical resistivity tomography 
  • Archaeological, geotechnical and agricultural applications of geophysics
  • Geophysical responses of complex geological systems 
  • Inductive reasoning and time series analysis


Mark Everett's research focuses on near-surface applied geophysics, especially electromagnetic, ground-penetrating radar, electrical resistivity tomography and magnetics methods for solving environmental, engineering, archaeological, water, and natural resource and hazards problems. Current work includes both practical case studies, ecohydrogeophysical and cultural heritage projects, plus theoretical studies in fundamental topics such as long-range-dependent heterogeneity and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Teaching interests include applied geophysics instruction through traditional lectures and outdoor field experiences.

Selected Publications

2023 JM Martin ME Everett
   A methodology for the self-training and self-assessing of new GPR
   practitioners: Measuring diagnostic proficiency illustrated by a case study
   of a historic African-American cemetery for unmarked graves
   Archaeol. Prosp. DOI: 10.1002/arp.1893
2022 JM Martin ME Everett PK Knappett RC Ewing
   Preferential flow in alluvial floodplains: a key to modeling
   and sustainably managing shallow groundwater resources
   Near Surface Geophysics DOI: 10.1002/nsg.12245

2022 BA Weymer ME Everett A Haroon M Jegen A Micallef C Berndt
   HA Michael R Evans VEA Post
   The coastal transition zone is an underexplored frontier in hydrology and geoscience
   Comm Earth Environ 3 323-330
2022 M Brankovic ME Everett
   A method for modeling acoustic waves in moving subdomains
   Acoustics 4 394-405
2022 MJ Couchman ME Everett
   Feasibility of a surface-based controlled source electromagnetic method
   for detection of buried pipelines and corrosion effects
   ASCE J Infrastructure Systems 28 art. no. 4022010
2022 K Gurajo E Gildin RL Gibson ME Everett
   Investigation of strain fields generated by hydraulic fracturing with
   analytical and numerical modeling of fiber optic response
   SPE Reservoir Evaluation Engineering 25 367-379
2021 A Agbona B Teare H Ruiz-Guzman ID Dobreva ME Everett T Adams
   OA Montesinos-Lopez PA Kulakow DB Hays
   Prediction of root biomass in cassava based on ground penetrating
   radar phenomics
   Remote Sensing 13 4908
2021 MR Waters JL Keene ER Prewitt ME Everett T Laughlin TW Stafford
   Late Quaternary geology, archaeology, and geoarchaeology of Hall's cave, Texas
   Quaternary Science Reviews 274 107276
2021 R Arjwech T Ruansorn M Schulmeister ME Everett T Thittimakorn
   P Pondthai K Somchat
   Protection of electricity transmission infrastructure from sinkhole hazard
   based on electrical resistivity tomography
   Engineering Geology 293 106318
2021 D Hanssens E Van De Vijver W Waegeman, ME Everett I Moffat A Sarris
   P De Smedt
   Ambient temperature and relative humidity based drift correction in ground-based
   frequency domain electromagnetics using machine learning
   Near Surface Geophysics 19 541-556
2021 ME Everett T DeSmet R Warden H Ruiz Guzman P Gavette J Hagin
   The fortress beneath: ground penetrating radar at the Citadel in Alcatraz:
   1. a guide to general interpretation
   Heritage 4 1328-1347
2021 R Arjwech, ME Everett S Chaisuriya W Youngme
   J Rattanawannee S Saengchomphu
   Using of electrical resistivity tomography to detect the hidden
   Thakek fault, northeast Thailand
   Near Surface Geophysics 19 489-501
2021 M Brankovic E Gildin RL Gibson ME Everett
   A machine learning-based seismic data compression and interpretation
   using a novel shifted-matrix decomposition algorithm
   Applied Sciences 11 4874
2021 ID Dobreva HA Ruiz-Guzman I Barrios-Perez T Adams ME Everett MD
   Burow P Payton and DB Hays
   Thresholding analysis and feature extraction from 3D ground penetrating
   radar data for noninvasive assessment of peanut yield
   Remote Sensing 13 24pp
2021 JM Martin ME Everett PK Knappett
   Coupling hydrogeophysics with hydrodynamic modeling to infer subsurface
   hydraulic architecture of an alluvial floodplain
   Near Surface Geophysics 19 335-352
2021 A Micallef R Marchis N Saadatkhah RC Gispert P Pondthai ME Everett
   A Avram A Timar-Gabor D Cohen RP Trapani B Weymer
   Groundwater erosion of coastal gullies along the Canterbury coast (New Zealand):
   A rapid and episodic process controlled by rainfall intensity and substrate variability
   Earth Surface Dynamics 9 1-18
2021 R Arjwech ME Everett S Saengchomphu K Somchat P Pondthai
   Geophysical mapping of gypsum for exploration of reserves in the
   Nong Bua area of Thailand
   Quart J Eng Geol Hydrogeol 54 qjegh2019-180
2020 K Phengnaone R Arjwech ME Everett
   2D electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) method to delineate coal
   seams: case studies on lignite and anthracite
   Songklanakarin J Sci Technol 42 844-849
2020 BA Weymer PA Wernette ME Everett P Pondthai M Jegen A Micallef
   Multi-layered permeability conduits connecting onshore and offshore
   coastal aquifers
   Frontiers Marine Science 7 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.531293 19pp
2020 R Arjwech ME Everett M Schulmeister
   Soil salinity mapping of an urbanizing area in northeast Thailand
   Quart J Eng Geol Hydrogeol 53 413-424
2020 P Pondthai ME Everett A Micallef BA Weymer Z Faghih A Haroon M Jegen
   3D characterization of a coastal freshwater aquifer in SE Malta
   (Mediterranean Sea) by time-domain electromagnetics
   Water 12 23pp
2020 R Arjwech K Somchat P Pondthai ME Everett M Schulmeister
   S Saengchomphu
   Assessment of geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical
   characteristics of a proposed waste disposal site: a case study
   in Khon Kaen, Thailand
   Geosciences 10 doi:10.3390/geosciences10030109 18pp
2019 ME Everett AD Chave
   Energy flow in terrestrial controlled-source electromagnetic geophysics
   European J Physics 40 065202 12pp
2019 ME Everett AD Chave
   On the physical principles underlying electromagnetic induction
   Geophysics 84 W21-W32
2019 T Sartima R Arjwech ME Everett
   Geophysical mapping of shallow rock salt at Borabue, northeast Thailand
   Near Surface Geophys 17 403-416
2019 R Arjwech ME Everett
   Electrical resistivity tomography at construction sites in northeast Thailand
   with implications for building foundation design
   J Eng Environ Geophys 24 333-340
2019 T de Smet ME Everett RR Warden T Komas JN Hagin P Gavette
   JA Martini L Barker
   Fate of the historic fortifications at Alcatraz island based on virtual
   ground-testing of ground-penetrating radar interpretations from
   the recreation yard
   Near Surface Geophys 17 151-168
2019 JD Phillips RC Ewing R Bowling BA Weymer P Barrineau
   JA Nittrouer ME Everett
   Low-angle eolian deposits formed by protodune migration, and insights into
   slipface development at White Sands dune field New Mexico
   Aeolian Research 36 9-26


1985 BSc Physics York University (Canada)

1987 MSc Physics York University (Canada)

1991 PhD Geophysics University of Toronto


1991 Postdoctoral Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
1993 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge, UK
2010 Guest Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2014 Visiting Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Author, Near-Surface Applied Geophysics, Cambridge Univ. Press (2013)
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Geophysics
State of Texas Professional Geoscientist #5141
2019 Best Paper in Geophysics  (Everett and Chave 2019)


GEOP 313 Geophysical Field Methods

GEOP 413 Near-Surface Applied Geophysics

GEOP 450 Geology Senior Project

     Recent themes:

     1. Geoscience onshore-offshore connectivity

     2. Ground-penetrating radar imaging of the terrestrial subsurface

     3. Critical mineral requirements for the energy transition

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