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Katherine Serafin

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Ph.D. Graduate Student
Degree Major: Oceanography
Major Professor/Advisor(s): Peter Ruggiero
Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
Office: Burt 174
Phone: 541-737-3251
Fax: 541-737-2064
Email: kserafin@coas.oregonstate.edu

Research Interests

Probabilistic water level and erosion modeling; Extreme statistics; Coastal geomorphology; Coastal hazards; Data Analysis


2017 (expected) - PhD in Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University

2013 – MS in Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University

2008 – BA in Environmental Studies, Connecticut College



Serafin, K.A., Ruggiero, P., and Stockdon, H.F., 2017, The relative contribution of waves, tides, and non-tidal residuals to extreme total water levels on US West Coast sandy beaches. Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1002/2016GL071020.

Barnard, P.L., Hoover, D., Hubbard, D.M., Snyder, A., Ludka, B.C., Allan, J., Kaminsky, G.M., Ruggiero, P., Gallien, T.W., Gabel,  L., McCandless, D., Weiner, H.M., Cohn, N., Anderson, D.L., and Serafin, K.A., 2017,  Extreme oceanographic forcing and coastal response due to the 2015-16 El Niño. Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms14365.

Serafin, K.A. and Ruggiero, P., 2014, Simulating extreme total water levels using a time-dependent, extreme value approach. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119 (9), pp 6305 – 6329.

Chavas, D., Yonekura, E., Karamperidou, C., Cavanaugh, N. and Serafin, K.A., 2013, US Hurricanes and Economic Damage: An Extreme Value Perspective. Natural Hazard Review, 14(4), pp 237 – 246.

Serafin, K.A., Campbell C., and Thompson, D.M., 2011, A Comparison of Constrained and Unconstrained Beaches in Groton, CT. The Northeastern Geographer. Vol. 3.

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