Emilie Hooft, Department of Earth Sciences

Emilie Hooft

Emilie Hooft

Associate Professor
Practice Areas: Marine Geophysics, Mid-Ocean Ridges, Oceanic Hotspots

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Emilie Hooft is an academic expert in how magma is transported from Earth’s mantle to the surface. She also studies the structure of the Cascadia subduction zone. Emilie has investigated the entire spectrum of the volcanic activity on Earth. To do this she collects and analyzes geophysical data. She has led research expeditions to the Cascadia margin, oceanic spreading centers, and volcanic hotspots (Galapagos and Iceland). Current research includes imaging the magma plumbing pathways beneath subduction zone volcanoes (Newberry, OR, and Santorini, Greece) using dense geophysical data and inverse modeling on high performance computers. 

Recent Media:
Santorini’s volcanic past: underwater clues reveal giant prehistoric eruption (Nature, Feb. 6, 2024)
Which Came First, the Eruption or the Landslide? (Eos Science News, Feb. 25, 2022)
When Kilauea erupted, a new volcanic playbook was written (The New York Times, Nov. 9, 2021) 
Quack Chats explores the insides of the world’s great volcanoes (Around the O, May 17, 2019)
We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface (The Conversation, June 24, 2019)
Pieces of mantle found rising under north and south ends of Cascadia fault (EurekAlert!, July 24, 2018)
Earthquake hazard report reflects a compromise (Around the O, April 19, 2019)
UO-led expedition probes undersea magma system (Around the O, Jan. 11, 2016
Deep Research (Oregon Quarterly, summer 2015)
What lies beneath: 3D view shows magma under Newberry's caldera (Around the O, Jan. 24, 2013)