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

While holding two administrative positions at the University of Hawaii, much of my time is devoted to topics other than my research. However, I still have a strong interest is the geology of Mars. Specifically, I continue to have a strong interest in the analysis of impact craters and volcanoes on Mars, even though I do not have any funding for these projects at this time. Unfortunately, this means that I am not looking for any new graduate students to work on projects right now. The main research that I am currently conducting is finishing a 1:200,000 scale geologic map of the Hrad Vallis area of Mars, as well as a review paper focused on the geology of the volcano Olympus Mons. In the past, I also a lot of time on the analysis of Tooting Crater on Mars:

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:

NSF EPSCoR 'Ike Wai Project

NASA Earth Observing System IDS Study of Degassing Volcanoes

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