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    University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB)

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  • Biography

    Education:

    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
    Ph.D: February 2015
    Advisor: Dr. Eliza Calder
    IGERT Fellowship in GI Sciences

    Dissertation: Reconciling field observations of pyroclastic density currents with conceptual and computational analogs using a GIS and a newly developed global database

    State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
    M.S. June 2008
    Advisor: Dr. Eliza Calder
    Thesis: Potential hazards at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat: Northwards-directed dome-collapses and major explosive eruptions.

    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
    B.S. Earth and Ocean Sciences (Dec. 2005)
    B.A. Biological Anthropology and Anatomy (Dec. 2005)

    Publications:

    1. Charbonnier, S.J., Palma, J.L., Ogburn, S.E. in press. Application of ‘shallow-water’ numerical models for hazard assessment of volcanic flows: the case of Titan2D and Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica). Revista Geológica de América Central, 46.

    2. Calder, E.S., Spiller, E. Ogburn, S.E., Bayarri, M.J., Berger, J.O., Patra, A.K., Pitman, E.B., Wolpert, R.L. Probabilistic hazard mapping: A new flexible approach suited to crisis management. Geology, in review

    3. Ogburn, S.E., Loughlin, S., & Calder, E.S. 2015. The association of lava dome growth with major explosive activity (VEI ≥ 4): DomeHaz, a global dataset. Bulletin of Volcanology, 77, 1-17

    4. Calder, E.S., Wagner, K, Ogburn, S.E. 2015. Case Study: Volcanic Hazard Maps. In: Loughlin, S.C., Brown, S.K., Jenkins, S.F., Sparks, R.S.J. & Vye-Brown, C. (eds) Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk, Cambridge University Press, 20, 321-327

    5. Calder, E.S., Wagner, K, Ogburn, S.E. 2015a. Case Study 17: Volcanic Hazard Maps. In: Loughlin, S.C., Vye-Brown, C., Sparks, R.S.J, & Brown, S.K. (eds) Global volcanic hazards and risk: Summary background paper for the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015. Global Volcano Model and IAVCEI, 62-63

    6. Calder, E.S., Wagner, K, Ogburn, S.E. 2015b. Case Study 17: Volcanic Hazard Maps. In: Brown, S.K., Loughlin, S.C., Sparks, R.S.J, & Vye-Brown, C. (eds) Global volcanic hazards and risk: Technical background paper for the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015. Global Volcano Model and IAVCEI, 181-186

    7. Ogburn, S.E. 2014. Reconciling field observations of pyroclastic density currents with conceptual and computational analogs using a GIS and a newly developed global database. SUNY at Buffalo, PhD Dissertation

    8. Ogburn, S.E., Calder, E.S., Cole, P, Stinton, A.J. 2014. The effect of topography on ash-cloud surge generation and subsequent flow propagation. In: Wadge, G., Robertson, R.E.A., & Voight, B. (eds) The Eruption of Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat from 2000 to 2010. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 39, 177-192 

    9. Ogburn, S.E. 2008. Potential hazards at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat: Northwards-directed dome-collapses and major explosive eruptions. SUNY at Buffalo M.S. thesis, 178 p.

    Databases:

    1. Ogburn, S.E. 2012. DomeHaz: Dome-forming eruptions database. Vhub. https://vhub.org/groups/domedatabase

    2. Ogburn, S.E. 2012. FlowDat: Mass flow database. Vhub. https://vhub.org/groups/massflowdatabase

    Open-File Reports:                                                                

    1. Ogburn, S.E., and Calder, E.S. 2006. Dome-building eruptions: a world-wide summary of lava domes associated with major explosive activity (VEI 4). Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Open File Report, OFR 06-08.

    2. Stinton, A.J., Cole, P.D. & Ogburn, S.E. 2010. Pyroclastic flow modeling in the Belham Valley using TITAN2D. Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Open File Report, OFR 07-02

    Professional and Field Experience:

    Cascades Volcano Observatory, US Geological Society, Vancouver, WA

    Research Geologist with the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (2015-present), Eruption Forecasting Information Systems (EFIS) program researcher

    SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Research Assistant for the Focused Research Group in Prediction and Risk of Extreme Events (2009-2012).

    Developed FlowDat, a database of 500 mass flows, including pyroclastic density currents, to be used for model input parameters and statistical emulators

    Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat, West Indies

    Research Consultant (October 2010)

    Trained three MVO scientists over the course of two weeks on the use of TITAN2D for pyroclastic flow modeling.

    British Geological Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

    IGERT International Experience Fellow (Spring 2009)

    Developed DomeHaz, a database of over 250 dome-forming eruptions and large explosive eruptions to be incorporated into the Global Volcano Model and used in decision tree hazard analysis

    SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Research Assistant for Dr. Eliza Calder (2007-2008)

    Modeled pyroclastic density currents from Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat using TITAN2D for hazard analysis

    Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat, West Indies

    Paid intern funded by British Geological Survey (June-July 2007)

    Processed GPS data, created models of the lava dome and flanks from surveyed points, and participated in community outreach work

    SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Research Assistant for Dr. Eliza Calder (June-August 2006)

    Researched the statistical relationship between large explosions and lava dome growth, based on recorded occurrences

    Duke University Earth and Ocean Sciences Department, Durham, NC

    Geology Lab Assistant (May 2005-June 2006)

    Processed rock samples for mass spectrometer analysis

    Duke University Biological Anthropology Department, Durham, NC

    Dissection Lab Assistant (February 2005-April 2005)

    Assisted with dissections and skeletal preparation of deceased animals from the Carnivore Preservation Trust

    Teaching Experience:

    SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

    Geophysics Teaching Assistant (Spring 2013)

    Environmental Geoscience 101 Lecturer (Fall 2012)

    Global Environmental Science Teaching Assistant (Spring 2007)

    Pegrum Lecture Series Teaching Assistant (Fall 2006)

    Evolution of Earth and the Solar System Teaching Assistant (Fall 2006)

    Awards: 

    • ICESat-2 Early Adopter Project Approval (2014)
    • College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, SUNY at Buffalo (2013)
    • Great Lakes National STEM Scholarship (2013)
    • Pegrum Outstanding Graduate Research Award, SUNY at Buffalo (2013)
    • Center for Geohazards Studies Student Research Grant (2011)
    • AGU 2011 IUGG General Assembly Travel Grant (2011)
    • PASI (Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute) Open Vent Volcano Hazard Workshop Instructor, Travel Grant. Universidad de Costa Rica, San Juan, Costa Rica (2011)
    • Soufrière Hills Volcano 15 Years On Conference Travel Grant. Montserrat (2011)
    • Summer School on Computer Models and Geophysical Risk Analysis Instructor, Travel Grant. Vancouver, Canada (2010)
    • The 7th Vespucci Summer Institute in Geographic Information Science Travel Grant. INSPIRE Implementation: building a spatial data infrastructure in a global perspective. Fiesole, Italy (2009)
    • IGERT GI Science Fellowship, SUNY at Buffalo (2008-present)
    • Presidential Scholarship, SUNY at Buffalo (2008-2012)
    • NSF Travel Grant, IAVCEI General Assembly. Reykjavik, Iceland (2008)
    • Pegrum Scholarship, SUNY at Buffalo (2006)
    • Graduated magna cum laude, Duke University (2005)
    • Estwing Award for Excellence in Field Work (2005)
    • Phi Beta Kappa (2004)
    • Duke University Paleoanthropological Field School, South Africa (2003)