Earth History Research Center

Harold G. Coffin (Click for full C.V.)

Ph.D. University of Southern California 1969

Sedimentology and paleobotany

General Interests

Harold Coffin's critical work unraveling the story of the Yellowstone "Fossil Forests" led him to be the first scientist to enter the region of Spirit Lake following the devastating Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1982. He continues to study the geology of the Pacific Northwest.


Current Research

Harold is presently revising a book on the issues of science and religion, and conducting on-going field work on the geology of the Pacific Northwest.

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Photo:Ray Kablanow examines the Tapeats near the south corner of Tapeats Embayment, Grand Canyon, AZ

Selected Publications