Scott Tyler is a Foundation Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno and director of the CTEMPs Community User Facility focusing on the development and application of fiber-optic based sensing for environmental temperature and strain. His research spans the atmospheric boundary layer, through the soil and has included deep groundwater circulation. He is currently serving as past president of the AGU’s Hydrology Section.
With training in mechanical engineering and hydrogeology, his recent work focuses on the measurement of the dynamics and thermal evolution of Antarctic ice shelves and the ocean waters below. As part of the TARSAN project, he has helped developed the fiber-optic moorings of the AMIGOS weather stations and is developing a distributed acoustic monitoring system for both ice shelf and the ocean below for testing at Thwaites in 2021/2022.