Cortney Cameron (Instagram) is a Tampa-area geoscientist and writer working in water resources. She holds a bachelor’s from Duke University and a master’s from North Carolina Central University (where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow), both in earth science. She grew up in the Appalachian Foothills. She can be reached at hello@crcameron.com. Her current creative projects are highlighted below. 

Comics

Memoir Essays

Poetry & Chapbooks

  • Swamp in Autumn, Sand Hills, 2019 (PDF)
  • Orogeny (On the Shoulders), The Professional Geologist (in press) (PDF)
  • The Appalachians, Appalachian Journal, 2018 (PDF)
  • Geologist in Love, Tenkatt Press, 2018 (link)

Music

  • Railways in Heaven, 2019 (rough recording) (PDF)* – folk/Americana
  • Riversong, 2019 (rough recording) – folk/Americana
  • Higher Than the Mountain, 2019 (rough recording) – folk/Americana
  • Get to Me, 2007 (MP3)† – rock
  • Endless Summer, 2007 (Can’t Relive the Moment) (MP3)†

* Album/song artwork by Cyasha Rain. † Demo by Jamie Graves Productions. All songs (lyrics and melodies) copyright © Cortney Cameron.

Geology & Popular Science Columns

  • Cameron, C. 2019. In Praise of Open Source GIS Software. The Professional Geologist, 56(4): 20(PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2019. West Prong Roaring River after Florence. The Professional Geologist, 56(1): 57. (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2018. Of Rocks and Robots: Automation in Geology. The Professional Geologist, 55(3): 33. (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2017. Geologic Adventures in Trieste, Italy. The Professional Geologist, 54(3): 55. (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2017. On Field Trips and The Scientific Debut. The Professional Geologist, 54(1): 51. (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2015. Volcanic lightning turns ash into glass. EARTH Magazine. (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2015. Subducted seawater the source of fluid-rich diamonds. EARTH Magazine. (PDF)

Journal & Technical Articles

  • Cameron, C., and Madueme, C. 2019. Assessment of Open Source Software, QGIS, to Estimate Hurricane Matthew Flood Extent in Robeson County, North Carolina Using Unsupervised Classification. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience. (link)
  • Cameron, C. 2015. Relationship between watershed area and discharge of West Prong Roaring River, Wilkes County, NC. The Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, 131(1): 13-14. (PDF)

More available on request.

Abstracts & Presentations

  • Cameron, C. & Basso, R. 2019. Spatiotemporal Patterns of Rainfall in West-Central Florida, 1940–2016. Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists 62nd Annual Meeting. 14 Dec 2017 (poster). Asheville, NC.
  • Cameron, C., Brandmayr, E., … & Vlahovic, G. 2017. Neo-Deterministic Seismic Hazard Assessment at Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Site, Tennessee, USA (Abstract S41B-0761). American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting. 14 Dec 2017 (poster). New Orleans, LA.
  • Cameron, C., Brandmayr, E., & Vlahovic, G. 2017. Seismicity-Hydrology Relationships in the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone Ciclo di seminari “Vetrina sulla Geologia.” Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze, Universita degli studi di Trieste. 7 June 2017 (oral). Trieste, Italy.
  • Cameron, C., Brandmayr, E., & Vlahovic, G. 2017. Insights from Seismicity, Hydrology, and Displacement Relationships in the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (Abstract 5675). European Geophysical Union 2017 Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria.
  • Cameron, C., Brandmayr, E., & Vlahovic, G. 2017. Updates on Seismicity-Hydrology Relationships in the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (Abstract 290198). Geological Society of America Southeastern Section 2017 Meeting. 30 Mar 2017 (poster). Richmond, VA.
  • Cameron, C. 2017. An ArcGIS Network Analyst Approach for Congressional Redistricting in North Carolina. NC GIS Conference. 23 Feb 2017 (oral). Raleigh, NC.
  • Cameron, C., Brandmayr, E., & Vlahovic, G. 2016. Seismicity-Hydrology Relationships in the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (Abstract 130606). American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting. 16 Dec 2016 (poster). San Francisco, CA.
  • Cameron, C., Brandmayr, E., & Vlahovic, G. 2016. Seismicity-Hydrology Relationships in the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (Abstract ES16ABS-007). Eastern Section Seismological Society of America. 26 Oct 2016 (oral). Reston, VA.
  • Cameron, C. 2016. An ArcGIS Network Analyst Approach for Congressional Redistricting in North Carolina. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) GEOINT R&D STEM Symposium. 16 Mar 2016 (oral). Springfield, VA.
  • Heimann, A., Robinson, M., & Cameron, C. 2015. Re-evaluation of Fe-Ti oxide relationships in the Skaergaard intrusion and implications for the interpretations of bulk-mineral and in-situ Fe isotope variations. Geological Society of America (GSA) Abstracts with Programs, 47(7): 760.