Affiliate Faculty, Planetary Science (Research Corp. UH)
Office: POST 526B
Phone Number: (808) 956-3945
Fax Number: (808) 956-6322
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
1680 East-West Road, POST 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
(Research Corp. UH) Impact cratering, Planetary stratigraphy, Evolution of planetary terrains
- The origin of the different types of fluidized ejecta craters on Mars, their ejecta emplacement mechanisms and their relationships to the sources and sinks of Martian volatiles.
- Global gradation history of the surface of Mars, in particular the major climate changes that have affected the morphology of landforms.
- Numerical and computer modeling studies of the effects of the different gradational processes that have operated on Mars on crater morphology.
- Modeling studies of sedimentation and erosion by ejecta of basin-size impact events.
- Lunar basin chronology and its relationship to highlands plains deposits based on impact crater density and erosional state.
- Participating scientist on Mars Odyssey mission to study the different types of impact craters and their origins.