Dr. Sarah Fagents
Ph.D., Lancaster University, UK, 1994
+1 808 956 3163


Planetary volcanism, Volcanic fluid dynamics, Icy satellite geology

In my research I strive to understand the mechanisms of formation of geologic (especially volcanic) features on the Earth and other planetary bodies. I am particularly interested in the physics of eruptive processes, and the influence that planetary environment has on the style of eruption and resulting landform. I typically integrate spacecraft image analysis, numerical modeling of volcanic processes, and field studies of terrestrial analog features in order to understand the evolution of planetary surfaces.

Cryovolcanism and Habitablility of Hydrocarbon Worlds: Titan and Beyond — JPL-NAI-Titan project.

Mars 2020 Rover Mission Mastcam-Z camera system team.

Modeling Volcanic Processes—The Physics and Mathematics of Volcanism, 2013, Cambridge University Press, Editors: S.A. Fagents, T.K.P. Gregg, R.M.C. Lopes, 431 p., ISBN: 9780521895439.

Mailing Address
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST Building, Office 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
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