Christopher Haberle

Expertise: Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy, Petrology, Volcanology, Instrumentation
Affiliation: Arizona State University
Certification/Education: Ph.D. Geological Sciences (in prep), Planetary Geology, Arizona State University
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.

Biography

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.