Volcanologist and Unapologetic Gravity Geek
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Hello and welcome!
I’m a PhD student at Cornell, using satellite and ground-based geophysical data to study volcanoes. In the past I have worked for Micro-g LaCoste, analyzing gravity data and helping to test and design gravity meters. I completed my Master’s thesis on geophysics and volcanology at Simon Fraser University. My twin passions are geophysics and volcanology. I am fascinated by volcanoes both in a geological and a human sense. I am mad for geophysics, endlessly curious to find new and better ways to "see" under volcanoes with geophsyics. My research to date has mainly focused on using gravimetry to study volcanoes; however, I am now expanding my toolbox to include InSAR volcano deformation as well!

Contact Info

  • patricia m (dot) gravity (at) gmail (dot) com

Research Interests


Work Experience

Research Photo Magma plumbing system at Cerro Negro volcano, Nicarauga, imaged by Bouguer gravity survey
Field Photo USGS 4-D gravity survey at Kilauea volcano, Hawai`i