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Christopher Harpel

I work with VDAP's foreign partners to better understand the eruption histories and hazards of their dangerous volcanoes. My work focusses on volcanic stratigraphy with an emphasis on field-based projects. I also develop regional and local tephrostratigraphies using ash layers in cores and am developing new applications for long-lived plant species to provide insight into past volcanic activity.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. from Oregon State University

  • M.Sc. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • B.Sc. from Western Washington University

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