Jonathan Glen

Biography

I am a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey working with the Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center in Menlo Park, California. My recent research has mostly focused on applying potential-field, and rock- and paleo-magnetic methods to geologic and tectonic problems in the western U.S.

My work involves studies in potential field geophysics and paleomagnetism applied to:
· Geothermal resourses
· Basin and Range tectonics, volcanism, and metallogeny 
· Cascade Range and back-arc tectonics and metallogeny
· Alaska tectonics and metallogeny
· Paleomagnetic field behavior: magnetic polarity reversals, secular variation, excursions, paleointensity
· Magneostratigraphy and calibration of the magnetic polarity time scale 
· Hotspots and flood volcanism
· Mass Extinctions
· Electromagnetic monitoring of earthquakes
· Geophysical applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
 

PRESENT POSITIONS
Research Geophysicist; Geophysics Unit of Menlo Park (GUMP); Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center (GMEG)
Chief, Geothermal Resource Investigations Project

 

AFILLIATIONS:
Consulting Professor: Geophysics Department, Stanford University
Research Associate, Geological Sciences Department, Central Washington University
Associate Researcher, Berkeley Geochronology Center
Associate Researcher, Earth and Planetary Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz, California

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Postdoctoral Researcher, Berkeley Geochronology Center
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth and Planetary Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz
Visiting Lecturer, Earth and Planetary Sciences, U.C. Santa Cruz

 

EDUCATION 
B.A. (Geophysics) University of California, Berkeley, 1986 
Ph.D. (Geophysics) University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994