Work Experience

Freelance Illustrator, animator, and cartographer
October 2001–Present
Clients:

National Geographic Magazine
C. Donald Ahrens, author of Meteorology Today and Essentials of Meteorology
Don Hyndman, author of Natural Hazards and Disasters
Cengage Learning, Inc.
Daniel Davis, Deputy Medical Examiner for Lane County, Oregon

Graphics Editor, National Geographic Magazine
October 2015–February 2017

Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University
December 2014–October 2015

Awards

2016 Society for News Design Best of Digital Award of Excellence for Hiking the Grand Canyon

2016 Society for News Design Motion Graphics Award of Excellence for Inside Yellowstone's Supervolcano 

2015 Cartography and Geographic Information Society Map Design Competition: Thematic for Mudflow Travel Times at Mount Hood, OR

2015 National Geographic Award in Mapping competition for Mudflow Travel Times at Mount Hood, OR

2014 runner-up NACIS Student Map Competition for Mudflow Travel Times at Mount Hood, OR

Education

M.S. in Geography: Oregon State University, 2015
Thesis: 3D vs. Conventional Volcanic Hazard Maps: A User Study at Mount Hood

B.S. in Geology: California State University Stanislaus, 2004

Publications

Preppernau, C. A. and Jenny, B. (2016).
Estimated travel time of mudflows at Mount Hood, Oregon.
Journal of Maps.
Map (35 Mb)
DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2015.1120244

Preppernau, C. A. and Jenny, B. (2015).
Three-dimensional versus conventional volcanic hazard maps.
Natural Hazards. 78(2), p. 1329–1347.
DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1773-z

Jenny, B., Šavrič, B., Marston, B. E., Arnold, N. and Preppernau, C. A. (2017).
A guide to selecting map projections for world and hemisphere maps.
In: M. Lapaine and E. L. Usery (eds), Choosing a Map Projection, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Berlin Heidelberg New York: Springer.

Jenny, B., Darbyshire, J. E., Arnold, N. D., Marston, B. E., McGie, D. A., Ogren, K. L., Preppernau, C. A., Schuetz, S. R., Speece, J. R., and Watson, J. E. (2015).
E-book atlases for tablet computers: The Atlas of the Columbia River Basin.
Journal of Maps, 11(4), p. 664–673.

Ogren, K. L., Schuetz, S. R., Preppernau, C. A., Watson, J. E., Marston, B. E., Darbyshire, J. E., Speece, J. R., McGie, D. A., Pesek, E. M., Heitmeyer, L. D., Hood, T. G., Maslen, N. P., Giraud, M. K., Bains, C. M., Mc Farland, K. H., Mallon, A. C., Arnold, N., Jenny, B. (2013)
Atlas of the Columbia River Basin.
Oregon State University, Cartography and Geovisualization Group.

Posters

Preppernau, C. A. (2014)
3D map of volcanic mudflow travel times for Mount Hood, Oregon.
NACIS North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 8–11.

Kuehn, S. C. and Preppernau, C. A. (2005)
Pumice Flat Tephra of Newberry Volcano, Oregon: Deposit of a Mixed-Magma Plinian Eruption
Poster at the 101st Annual Meeting GSA Cordilleran Section 2005, San Jose, California.

Presentations

Preppernau, C. A. (2016)
Mapping the Yellowstone Caldera
North American Cartographic Information Society Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, October 20.

Preppernau, C. A. (2015)
3D vs. Conventional Volcanic Hazard Maps.
North American Cartographic Information Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 16.

Preppernau, C. A. (2014)
Evaluating the design of 3D volcano evacuation maps.
Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, WA, January 23.

Preppernau, C. A. and Jenny, B. (2014)
Evaluating the design of 3D volcano evacuation maps.
AAG Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, April 8–12.

Arnold, N., Schuetz, S., Darbyshire, J., Preppernau, C. A., Heitmeyer, L., Marston, B. E. and Jenny. B. (2013)
Atlas of the Columbia River Basin: Interactive Atlases for iPads.
2nd Portland Cartography Symposium, Nov 8.

Illustration/animation

Ahrens, C. D. Meteorology today: an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment. Cengage Learning. (editions 7-10)
Ahrens, C. D. Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere. Cengage Learning. (editions 5-7)
Ahrens, C. D., & Samson, P. J. (2010). Extreme Weather & Climate. Cengage Learning.
Hyndman, D. W., & Hyndman, D. W. (2010). Natural hazards and disasters. Cengage Learning.