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Laura Hempel, PhD

Laura is an hydrologist with a background in fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, physical modeling, and geomatics.

Her research interests include geomorphic change detection, sediment transport, post-wildfire hydrology, operationalizing non-contact technologies for measuring streamflow, using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for mapping rivers and flow properties, and developing more efficient, automated workflows. In addition, Laura is involved in science outreach and is a member of local, state, and federal technical groups.  

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2018 

  • BA in Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2012 

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