Christine Chesley

Graduate Student

As an undergrad at the University of Miami, Christine studied geology and mathematics. Geophysics provides a happy combination of both! At Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Christine is particularly interested in applying marine EM to investigate plate tectonic processes, especially those related to volcanism and earthquakes. Her current research involves modeling the conductivity structure of the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand.


Chesley, Christine; Naif, Samer; Key, Kerry; Bassett, Dan

Fluid-rich subducting topography generates anomalous forearc porosity Journal Article

Nature, 595 (7866), pp. 255–260, 2021, ISSN: 0028-0836.

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Chesley, Christine; Key, Kerry; Constable, Steven; Behrens, James; MacGregor, Lucy

Crustal Cracks and Frozen Flow in Oceanic Lithosphere Inferred From Electrical Anisotropy Journal Article

Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 20 (138), pp. 21, 2019.

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Chesley, Christine; LaFemina, Peter C; Puskas, Christine; Kobayashi, Daisuke

The 1707 Mw 8.7 Hoei earthquake triggered the largest historical eruption of Mt. Fuji Journal Article

Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (24), pp. 5, 2012.

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