B.S. Earth Sciences (2010), Geology, Oregon State University
BASALT Research Objectives
To merge terrestrial aerial and orbital datasets spanning the visible, nearinfrared, shortwave infrared and thermal infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum into one cohesive collection. With this merged dataset, I hope to analyze and interpret geochemical and mineralogical variation within our field sites due to magmatic evolution and postemplacement alteration. The lessons learned from this study will aid in the interpretation of similar analyses of volcanic terrains on other terrestrial bodies in our solar system.
Christopher Haberle is a geologist working to earn his Ph.D in planetary sciences at Arizona State University under Dr. Phil Christensen. He currently studies volcanism on Earth and Mars using thermal infrared and visible/nearinfrared spectroscopy. Chris is currently a graduate student science team member for the Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) and a collaborating science team member on the New Frontiers OSIRISREx mission involved with the OSIRISREx Thermal Emission Spectrometer (OTES) and Touch And Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) instruments.