Peter J. Mouginis-Mark

Researcher, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology

Director, Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center


Affiliate Faculty Member, Hawaii Sea Grant

Ph.D. (1977) in Environmental Sciences, University of Lancaster, England. Thesis title:
"Morphology and Distribution of Martian Rampart Craters"

NOW PUBLISHED! PETE'S GEOLOGIC MAP OF TOOTING CRATER! click here to download (PDF version, 134.5 megs)

Current CV


Listing of Talks Given, Workshops Run and TV Shows

Photos of the volcanoes that I've visited over the last 40+ years!

Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center

Unfortunately, I am no longer looking for any new graduate students to work on my research projects. Primarily, I am too close to retirement (December 2019?), and feel that I cannot commit to advising new students.

However, I still have a strong interest is the geology of Mars. Specifically, I continue to work on the analysis of impact craters and volcanoes on Mars, even though I do not have any funding for these projects at this time. The main things that I will be working on in 2019 will be a new book (with Joe Boyce and Nadine Barlow) on the morphology of impact craters on Mars, and with Lionel Wilson on the analysis of volcanic processes on the Moon and Mars. In the past, I also spent a lot of time on the analysis of Tooting Crater on Mars, and may continue to study some of the features of the ejecta blanket of this fascinating crater:

Mars Geology: Tooting Crater

In addition, I have worked on several big projects that created their own web sites. You might like to take a look at the following to see what I am working on now, or that I have worked on in the past:

NASA Earth Observing System IDS Study of Degassing Volcanoes

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