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Natalia Irma Deligne

I am a volcanologist who focuses on volcanic hazards and eruption consequences. I am interested in understanding the sequence and extent of volcanic hazards that occurred during past eruptions. I also work on understanding the implications of volcanic eruptions: how hazards affect ecosystems and the built environment.

Professional Experience

  • 2020 - present: U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

  • 2012 - 2020: GNS Science, New Zealand

  • 2005 - 2007: Seismological Laboratory, Caltech

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. University of Oregon, Geology, 2012

  • M.Res. University of Bristol, Science of Natural Hazards, 2006

  • B.S. California Institute of Technology, Geology, 2004

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Ellis A, Moran SC, Clor LE, Damby DE, Deligne NI, Flinders AF, Haney MM, Hon KA, Johnson ER, Major JJ, Nadeau PA, Stovall WK, Ulmer KN, Wellik J (2021) USGS Volcano Science Center URGE sub-pod: Actions towards a more inclusive and diverse workplace. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021, abstract U33B-03.

  • Dietterich HR, Denlinger RP, Trusdell F, Kauahikaua JP, Anderson KR, Hyman DM, Deligne NI (2021) Towards quantitative probabilistic lava flow hazard assessment in Hawaiʻi. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021, abstract NH25A-0525.

  • Meredith E*, Jenkins S, Lallemant D, Deligne NI, Patrick MR, Hayes J, Neal CA (2020) Lava flow damage assessment using remote sensing and ground surveys: 2018 LERZ lava flows of Kīlauea volcano, Hawaii. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020, abstract V006-05

  • Conrey RM, Deligne NI, Wozniak K, Welch R, Castronovo D, Bourque E, Huq AC, Langston J, Shields J, Skeldon C (2019) Sand Mountain Volcanic Field Update: Completion of a Five Decade Mapping Project in the High Cascade Range of Oregon. 115th Annual Meeting of the Cordilleran Section, Geological Society of America, abstract 40-11.

  • Brown SK, Cameron C, Deligne NI, Jenkins S, Leonard GS, Stewart C, Wallace K, Wilson T (2016) Volcanic ash impacts database. Cities on Volcanoes 9.

  • Hurst AW, Davis C, Deligne NI (2016) Implementation of routine ash predictions using a general purpose atmospheric dispersion model (HYSPLIT) adapted for calculating ash thickness on the ground. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, abstract EGU2016-5133.

  • Fournier N, Sherburn S, Kula T, Tu'uholoaki M, Aho L, Piper C, Scott BJ, Deligne NI, Kilgour GN (2015) Notes from a small island: response to the 2014 Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai eruption Tonga and challenges for aviation. 26th IUGG General Assembly 2015, abstract IUGG-4539.

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