Emma Rainey

  • Program Years: 2003-2006
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Planetary Sciences
  • Academic Advisor: David Stevenson
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2005)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 2003

Current Status

  • Status: Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Research Area: Planetary Sciences


Rainey, E. S. G., and D. J. Stevenson, Grain size-dependent viscosity and oceans in icy satellites, abstract, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, 2005.

Rainey, E., and D. Stevenson, Oceans in ice-rock bodies: conditions for the existence of subsurface liquid water, abstract, AGU Fall Meeting 2003.

van den Berg, A.P., Rainey, E.S.G., and D.A. Yuen, The influence of variable viscosity on delayed cooling due to variable thermal conductivity , Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 142, 238-295 2004.

Rainey, E., Influence of variabl thermal conductivity with variable viscosity on mantle thermal evolution and core-mantle coupling, Undergraduate senior thesis in geophysics, University of Minnesota, May 2003.

Ferre, E.C., C. Teyssier, M. Jackson, J.W. Thill, and E.S.G. Rainey, Magnetic susceptibility anisotropy: a new petrofabric tool in migmatites, J. Geophys. Res., 108 B2, 2086, 2003.

Rainey, E., A. van den Berg, and D. Yuen, Influence of variable thermal conductivity on secular cooling of the mantle, abstract, AGU fall meeting 2002.

Dubuffet, F., D.A. Yuen, and E.S.G. Rainey, Controlling thermal chaos in the mantle by positive feedback from radiative thermal conductivity, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 9:311-323, 2002.

Sevre, E.O., F. Dubuffet, D.A. Yuen, and E.S.G. Rainey, A stabilizing dynamical influence in the deep mantle due to the radiative thermal conductivity and a high temperature at the core-mantle boundary, abstract, AGU fall meeting 2001.


Harold Mooney scholarship in geophysics, U of Minnesota, 2003;
Donath Honors scholarship for the top senior in geosciences, U of Minnesota, 2002;
Conrad Haase scholarship, Institute of Technology, U of Minnesota, 2001, 2002, 2003;
American Mineralogist Undergraduate Award, 2000
McMillen Scholarship, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, U of Minnesota., 2000, 2001, 2002;
Participated in IT Lower Division Honors Program, Institute of Technology, U of Minnesota, 1998-2000;
Dean?s List, U of Minnesota, all terms 1998-2002;
Freshman Undergraduate Research Assistant Scholarship, U of Minnesota, 1998;
IT National Scholarship, U of Minnesota, 1998-2002;
National Merit Scholar, U of Minnesota, 1998-2002;