Anieri Morales Rivera
Anieri Morales Rivera

Geothermal Research Scientist
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Work Phone: 775-682-8149


• Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami, 2018
• M.S. in Geology, Michigan Technological University, 2011
• B.S. in Geology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, 2009

Research Interests

• Geothermal energy
• Subsurface characterization
• Petroleum geoscience
• Volcanology
• Remote Sensing
• Geophysics

Areas of Expertise

• Volcanic deformation and degassing
• Petroleum geoscience
• Subsurface modeling

Professional Work Experience

• 2021–present: Geothermal Research Scientist, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
• 2018-2021: Geologist I, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
• 2012-2017: Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Miami
• 2017-2017: Geoscience Intern, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
• 2009-2011: Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Michigan Technological University


Eco, R.C., Rodolfo, K.S., Sulapas, J.J., Morales Rivera, A.M., Lagmay, A.M.F., Amelung, F. (2020).
Disaster in Slow Motion: Widespread Land Subsidence in and Around Metro Manila, Philippines
Quantified by InSAR Time-Series Analysis, in JSM Environmental Science and Ecology, 8(1): 1068
Morales Rivera, A.M., Amelung, F., Albino, F., Gregg, P.M. (2018). Impact of Crustal Rheology on
Temperature-dependent Viscoelastic Models of Volcano Deformation: Application to Taal Volcano,
Philippines, in Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1029/2018JB016054
Morales Rivera, A.M. (2018). Geophysical Characterization and Modeling of Volcanic Systems:
Multi-parameter Approach from Geodetic and Seismic Signals. University of Miami. Open Access
Dissertations, 2067.
Morales Rivera, A.M., Amelung, F., Mothes, P., Hong, S., Nocquet, J., Jarrin, P. (2017). Ground
deformation before the 2015 eruptions of Cotopaxi volcano detected by InSAR, in Geophysical
Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073720
Morales Rivera, A.M., Amelung, F., Mothes, P. (2016). Volcano Deformation Survey over the
Northern and Central Andes with ALOS InSAR Time Series, in Geochemistry, Geophysics,
Geosystems, 17, DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006393
Morales Rivera, A.M., Amelung, F., Eco, R. (2015). Volcano deformation and modeling on active
volcanoes in the Philippines from ALOS InSAR time series. Proceedings of the Fringe 2015 Workshop,
ESA SP-731 (CD-ROM), ESA Publications Division, European Space Agency
Morales Rivera, A.M. (2011). Comparisons between OMI sulfur dioxide data and ground-based sulfur
dioxide measurements at Turrialba volcano. Michigan Technological University. ProQuest
Dissertations and Theses, pp. 102.

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