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Jonathan Glen

Jonathan is a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey working with the Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center in Menlo Park, California. His 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.

Jonathan's work involves studies in potential field geophysics and paleomagnetism applies to:

  • · Geothermal resources
  • · 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 

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 and Certifications

  • Ph.D. (Geophysics) University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994

  • B.A. (Geophysics) University of California, Berkeley, 1986 

Affiliations and Memberships

  • 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

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