Mary Benage

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Geophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Josef Dufek
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Geophysics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
    B.Sc. Geology, Mesa State College, 2008

Current Status

  • Status: Research Geophysicist at U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory
  • Research Area: Volcanology


Benage, M. C., J. Dufek, and P. A. Mothes, 2016. Quantifying entrainment in pyroclastic density currents from the Tungurahua eruption, Ecuador: Integrating field proxies with numerical simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6932-6941, doi:10.1002/2016GL069527.

Benage, M. C., Dufek, J., Degruyter, W., Geist, D., Harpp, K., & Rader, E., 2014. Tying Textures of Breadcrust Bombs to their Transport Regime and Cooling History. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 274, 92-107. 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.02.005