California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

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Hilary Martens

Hilary Martens

Grad Student in Geophysics

B.A. Physics, 2008, The University of Montana - Missoula
B.A. Fine Arts - Music, 2008, The University of Montana - Missoula
M.Sc. Space Science, 2009, University College London
M.Phil. Geophysics, 2010, University of Cambridge

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 360
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6932
Fax: (626) 564-0715
Email: hmartens@gps.caltech.edu

Research

I am investigating the response of the Earth to periodic loading by ocean tides through inversion of GPS observations in South America and Canada. My aim is to use the tidal loading to probe the 3D elastic structure of the crust and upper mantle, including continental cratons. Additional research interests include using microseismicity to study melt movement in the Icelandic crust as well as exploring the interior and surface environments of Saturn's moons using data from the Cassini spacecraft.