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Chris Kratt

CTEMPs Laboratory Coordinator


Mr. Kratt has more than twenty-five years of experience in the application of multi-sensor remote sensing and geophysical techniques for geologic, hydrologic, mineral, geothermal, cryosphere and geotechnical investigations. Mr. Kratt has deployed a broad range of advanced geoscience instrumentation in an equally broad range of technically challenging field settings. As the CTEMPs Laboratory coordinator, and instructor of Applied Geophysics, he provides support to students and the research community wishing to employ geophysics and UAS surveying techniques. He is a FAA-licensed UAS pilot with more than 600 flight hours. The list of geoscience instruments and software he manages includes:

  • Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS)
  • Medium and heavy-lift Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) with thermal, multispectral, and magnetic sensors
  • Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)
  • Refraction Microtremor recording system
  • CG-6 Gravimeter
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Res2DInv
  • Oasis Montaj Geosoft and GM-SYS
  • ENVI
  • Pix4D

Research interests

  • Gravity
  • Magnetics
  • Distributed Acoustic Sensing geoscience applications
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) geophysics exploration applications
  • Courses taught
  • GPH 492-692 Applied Geophysics


  • BSc. Geography, Plymouth State University, Plymouth N.H. 2002
  • MSc. Geology, University of Nevada, Reno