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. 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

* 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. 2018. West Prong Roaring River after Florence. The Professional Geologist. ISSN: 0279-0521 (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2018. Of Rocks and Robots: Automation in Geology. The Professional Geologist. ISSN: 0279-0521 (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2017. Geologic Adventures in Trieste, Italy. The Professional Geologist. ISSN: 0279-0521 (PDF)
  • Cameron, C. 2017. On Field Trips and The Scientific Debut. The Professional Geologist. ISSN: 0279-0521 (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., 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.