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Emily Montgomery-Brown

As a research geophysicist focusing on volcano geodesy, I analyze ground- and satellite-based data to explore how magma moves underground, and discover other ways volcanoes deform.

Prior to joining the USGS, I was a visiting researcher at the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo studying hydrothermal deformation at Miyake Jima volcano and an NSF post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin studying the seismic signals associated with flank sector failure at Kilauea volcano.



Professional Experience

  • Co-chair of the joint IAVCEI/IAG Volcano Geodesy Commission

  • Prior AGU Geodesy section OSPA Coordinator

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Stanford University, September 2008

    Thesis Title: Time dependent deformation of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii  Advisor: Paul Segall

  • M.S. in Geophysics, Stanford University, June 2005

  • B.S. with High Honors in Geology with minor in Mathematics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, May 2002

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Geophysical Union


Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government