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Cheryl J. Hapke

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
339 Woodward Hall – Dept. of Geosciences
University of Rhode Island      
Kingston, RI 02881

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Telephone: 401-874-5532

Fax: 401-874-2190

Email: chapke@usgs.gov 

Coastal Geologist

Primary Responsibilities: 
Conduct analyses of coastal processes and coastal hazard assessments.

Education/Training: 
1985 B.S. Geology, University of Pittsburgh                               

1992 M.S. Geology, University of Maryland

2002 Ph.D. Coastal Geology, University of California Santa Cruz

Areas of Expertise/Interest:
Coastal processes, coastal hazards and mapping coastal change

Active Projects: 
National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards

Impacts of Beach Scraping on the Beach/Dune System at Fire Island National Seashore

Geomorphological Analyses of Coastal National Parks

Selected Publications/Products: 
Hapke, C.J., Reid, D., and Borrelli, M., 2007, The National assessment of shoreline change: A GIS compilation of vector cliff edges and associated cliff erosion data for the California Coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2007-1112 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1112).

Hapke, C.J., and Reid, D., 2007, The National assessment of shoreline change: Part 4, Historical coastal cliff retreat along the California coast: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2007-1133 (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1133).

Hapke, C.J. and Green, Krystal, 2006, Coastal Landslide Material Loss Rates Associated with Severe Climatic Events: Geology, v. 34, n. 12, p. 1077-1080.

Hapke, Cheryl, and Reid, David, 2006, The National Assessment of Shoreline Change; A GIS compilation of vector shorelines and associated shoreline change data for the sandy shorelines of the California coast:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1251 (available on the World Wide Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1251/).

Hapke, Cheryl J., Reid, David, Richmond, Bruce M., Ruggiero Peter, and List, Jeff, 2006, National Assessment of Shoreline Change part 3; Historical shoreline change and associated coastal land loss along sandy shorelines of the California coast:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1219, 79 pp. ,available on the World Wide Web at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1219/

Hapke, Cheryl and Green, Krystal, 2005, Decadal-Scale Analysis of Coastal Landslides Along the Big Sur Coast: Rates and Processes, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-1434, 20pp.

Hapke, Cheryl, 2005, The Monterey Peninsula to Morro Bay, in Griggs, Gary, Patsch, Kiki, and Savoy, Lauret, eds., Living with the changing California coast: Berkeley, University of California Press, p. 311-333. INVITED CONTRIBUTION

Thieler, E. R., and Hapke, C. J., 2005, Photogrammetry: Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 764-769.

Hapke, C.J., 2005, Estimated material yield from coastal landslides based on historical digital terrain modeling, Big Sur, California: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes, v. 30, p. 679-697.

Hapke, Cheryl J., Gmirkin, Rick, and Richmond, Bruce M., 2005, Coastal change rates and patterns: Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawai'i:  U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-1069, 28 pp.

Hapke, Cheryl J. and Green, Krystal R., 2004, Rates of Landsliding and Cliff Retreat Along the Big Sur Coast, California—Measuring a Crucial Baseline, USGS Fact Sheet 2004-3099, 4 pp.

Hapke, Cheryl, 2004, The Measurement and Interpretation of Coastal Cliff and Bluff Retreat, In Hampton, M. and Griggs, G. (editors), Formation, Evolution, and Stability of Coastal Cliffs – Status and Trends, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1693. p. 39-50.  INVITED CONTRIBUTION

Hapke, Cheryl and Bruce Richmond, 2002, The impact of climatic and seismic events on the short-term evolution of seacliffs based on 3-D mapping: Northern Monterey Bay, California: Marine Geology, v.187, n. 3-4, p. 259-278.

Hapke, C.J. and B. Richmond, 1999, The development of a Coastal Aerial Mapping System (CAMS) and its application to the study of coastal morphodynamics: Coastal Sediments ’99 Conference Proceedings, p. 2398-2412.

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