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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


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