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Daniel C. Berman

EDUCATION

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ                                                     Aug. 2001 to Dec. 2003         

            M.S. in Geosciences - Awarded Dec. 2003

            Emphasis of studies:  Fluvial and glacial geomorphology

            - Thesis entitled “Hillside gullies and possible glacial landforms associated

            with the degradation of highland craters on Mars”  

           Thesis advisor:  Dr. Victor R. Baker 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI                                              Aug. 1994 to May 1998

            B.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics - Awarded May 1998

            Enrolled in Honors College

            Recipient of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, 1994 to 1998

            - Highest award given by state of Michigan to two students each year

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Scientist (April 2011 to present) Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ

Postdoctoral Scientist (2010 to present) HiRISE Science Team, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Associate Research Scientist/GIS Specialist (Nov. 2008 to present) Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ

Research Associate/GIS Specialist (Dec. 2003 to Nov. 2008) PSI Planetary Geosciences Group                 

Graduate Research Assistant (Aug. 2001 to Dec. 2003) PSI Planetary Geosciences Group

Research Assistant for William K. Hartmann (Nov. 1998 to Aug. 2001) PSI

Graduate Research Associate (Aug. 2002 to May 2003) University Of Arizona, Department of Geosciences 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Planetary geology, fluvial, glacial, and aeolian geomorphology, photogeologic interpretation and image processing, chronologic interpretations via crater counting, and crater evolution based on morphologies and degradational states. 

Current research projects:  Crater-count Chronometry and the Martian Geologic Timescale; Geologic Mapping of Reull Vallis and SE Hesperia Planum, Mars; Types and Origins of the Martian Outflow Channels

 

 ACADEMIC AWARDS

            Bert S. Butler Scholarship, Dept. of Geosciences, Univ. of Arizona              2001

            Sulzer Earth Science Scholarship, Dept. of Geosciences, Univ. of Arizona    2001

            Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, State of Michigan                             1994 to 1998

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Peer-reviewer, Icarus                                                                               2002-present

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of                                             Aug. 2001 to May 2002

Geosciences, University of Arizona

Webmaster, Planetary Science Institute                                                      May 1999 to May 2002

Astronomy tutor, University of Michigan                                                       1997 to 1998

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

            Operating systems:     UNIX, Macintosh, Windows Vista/XP/2000

            Languages:                 FORTRAN, HTML

            Specialized software:  ArcGIS 9.x, Photoshop, ERDAS Imagine, ISIS, IRAF

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

            American Astronomical Society (AAS) / Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS)

            American Geophysical Union (AGU)

            Geological Society of America (GSA)

 

UNDERGRADUATE ACTIVITIES

            Student Astronomical Society, member                                                 1994 to 1998

                        · Vice president, May 1996 to May 1997

  • Ran public viewing nights at Angell Hall Observatory
  • Participated in outreaches with Elementary school students
    • Offered free tutoring for introductory astronomy students

 

Publications and Presentations 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Berman, D.C., M.R. Balme, S. Rafkin, and J.R. Zimbelman, Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) on Mars II: Distributions, orientations, and ages, in press, Icarus, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.02.014, 2011.

Jones, A.P., A.S. McEwen, L.L. Tornabene, V.R. Baker, H.J. Melosh, D.C. Berman, A geomorphic analysis of Hale crater, Mars: The effects of impact into ice-rich crust, Icarus 211, 259-272, 2011

Rodriguez, J.A., Kargel, J.S., Tanaka, K.L., Crown, D.A., Berman, D.C., Fairén, A.G., Baker, V.R., Furfaro, R., Candelaria, P., Sasaki, S., Secondary chaotic terrain formation in the higher outflow channels of southern circum-chryse, mars, Icarus, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.09.027, 2010.

Rodriguez, J.A.P., K.L. Tanaka, D.C. Berman, and J.S. Kargel, Late Hesperian formation and degradation in a low sedimentation zone of the northern plains, Mars, Icarus 210, 116-134, 2010.

Rodriguez, J.A.P., Tanaka, K.L., Yamamoto, A., Berman, D. C., Zimbelman, J. R., Kargel,

J.S., Sasaki, S., Jinguo, Y., Miyamoto, H., The sedimentology and dynamics of crater-affiliated wind streaks in western Arabia Terra, Mars and Patagonia, Argentina, Geomorphology, in press, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.07.020, 2010.

Berman, D.C., D.A. Crown, and L.F. Bleamaster III, Degradation of mid-latitude craters on Mars, Icarus 200, 77-95, 2009. 

Balme, M.R., D.C. Berman, M.C. Bourke, and J.R. Zimbelman, Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) on Mars, Geomorphology, 101, 703-720, 2008.

Mahaney, W.C., H. Miyamoto, J.M. Dohm, V.R. Baker, N.A. Cabrol, E.A. Grin, and D.C. Berman, Rock glaciers on Mars: Earth-based clues to Mars’ recent paleoclimatic history, Planet. Space Sci. 55, pp. 181-192, 2007

Popova, O.P., W.K. Hartmann, I.V. Nemtchinov, D.C. Richardson, and D.C. Berman, Crater clusters on Mars: Shedding light on martian ejecta launch conditions, Icarus 190, pages 50-73, 2007.

Berman, D. C., W. K. Hartmann, D. A. Crown, and V. R. Baker, The role of arcuate ridges and gullies in the degradation of craters in the Newton Basin region of Mars, Icarus, 178, pages 465-486, 2005.

Berman, D.C. and W.K. Hartmann, Recent fluvial, volcanic, and tectonic activity on the Cerberus Plains of Mars, Icarus 159, 1-17, 2002

Hartmann, W.K. , J. Anguita, M. de la Casa, D.C. Berman, and E. Ryan, Martian cratering 7: The role of impact gardening, Icarus, 149, 37-53, 2001.

Hartmann, W.K., and D.C. Berman, Elysium Planitia lava flows: Crater count chronology and geological implications, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 15011-15026, 2000.

Thesis

Berman, D.C., Hillside gullies and possible glacial landforms associated with the degradation of highland craters on Mars, M.S. thesis, University of Arizona, 191 pp., Dec. 2003.

Special Projects

Kelly, L., R. Zimmerman, M. Delitsky, J. Grier, and D. Berman, Student Scientist Training Guide: Red Rover Goes to Mars Training Mission. Mars Sample Return Landing Site Selection. Special project; publication prepared by The Planetary Society in cooperation with NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Malin Space Science Systems, ASU Mars K-12 Education Program, and Visionary Products Inc., 2000.

Conference Abstracts and Presentations

Berman, D.C., D.A. Crown, and E.C.S. Joseph, Determining erosional/depositional history of Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars using categorized crater size-frequency distributions, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42, abstract 1435, 2011.

Berman, D.C., W.K. Hartmann, and M.R. Balme, Small impact crater statistics: A tool for analysis of geologic processes in martian volatile-rich surfaces, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42, abstract 1513, 2011.

Crown, D.A., M.S. Ramsey, and D.C. Berman, Lava flow fields of southern Tharsis, Mars: Mapping, morphologic, and chronologic studies, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42, abstract 2352, 2011.

Joseph, E.C.S., D.A. Crown, D.C. Berman, and F.C. Chuang, Using CTX-based crater size-frequency distributions to refine the geologic history of Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42, abstract 1206, 2011.

Kargel, J.S., R. Furfaro, D. Wibben, D.C. Berman, B. Hubbard, R.E. Milliken, J. Pelletier, and J.A.P. Rodriguez, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42, abstract 2266, 2011.

Berman, D.C., D.A. Crown, E.C.S. Joseph, and F.C. Chuang, Impact craters as stratigraphic markers using CTX-based crater size-frequency distributions, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 41, abstract #1163, 2010.

Crown, D.A., M.S. Ramsey, and D.C. Berman, Mapping Arsia Mons lava flow fields: Insights into flow emplacement processes and flow field development, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 41, abstract #2225, 2010.

Mest, S.C., D.C. Berman, and N.E. Petro, Geologic mapping of impact crater floor deposits near the lunar south pole, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 41, abstract #2363, 2010.

Rodriguez, J.A.P, K.L. Tanaka, and D.C. Berman, Geochronologic implications of non-random distribution of pedestal craters in the circum-polar plains south of Gemini Scopuli, Mars, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 41, abstract #2387, 2010.

Berman, D.C., W.C. Feldman, and J.A.P. Rodriguez, Volatile-driven morphologies relating to zones of high WEH in Xanthe Terra, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 40, abstract #1333, 2009.

Berman, D.C., M.R. Balme, M.C. Bourke, S. Rafkin, and J.R. Zimbelman, Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars: Distribution, orientations, and ages, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 40, abstract #1973, 2009.

Crown, D.A., D.C. Berman, R. Rivas, and M.S. Ramsey, Arsia Mons lava flows: Insights into flow field emplacement and stratigraphy from CTX and HiRISE images, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 40, abstract #2252, 2009.

Philippoff, A.J., L.L. Tornabene, A.S. McEwen, V.R. Baker, H.J. Melosh, D.C. Berman, and the HiRISE Science Team, Geomorphic mapping of Hale Crater, Mars, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 40, abstract #1737, 2009.

Rodriguez, J.A.P., K.L. Tanaka, and D.C. Berman, Depression systems in western Planum Boreum, Mars: Distributions, orientations and cross-cutting relationships, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 40, abstract #2371, 2009.

Rodriguez, J.A.P., J.S. Kargel, K.L. Tanaka, and D.C. Berman, Construction of a volatile-rich martian upper crust during the impact cataclysm, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 40, abstract #2347, 2009.

Balme, M.R., D.C. Berman, M.C. Bourke, and J.R. Zimbelman, Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars, Planetary Dunes Workshop: A Record of Climate Change (Lunar and Planetary Institute), Alamogordo, New Mexico, Abstract # 7017, 2008.

Berman, D.C., D.A. Crown, and L.F. Bleamaster III, Degradation of mid-latitude craters on Mars, 11th Meeting of the Mars Crater Consortium, USGS, Flagstaff, Abstract #1106, 2008.

Berman, D.C., M.R. Balme, M.C. Bourke, and J.R. Zimbelman, The distribution of transverse aeolian ridges on Mars, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXIX, abstract #1784, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2008.

Berman, D.C., D.A. Crown, and L.F. Bleamaster III, Degradation of mid-latitude craters on Mars: Gullies, arcuate ridges, and small flow lobes, Workshop on Martian Gullies: Theories and Tests, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, abstract #8033, 2008.

Crown, D.A., L.F. Bleamaster III, and D.C. Berman, Gullies in the Eastern Hellas region of Mars, Workshop on Martian Gullies: Theories and Tests, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, abstract #8030, 2008.

Berman, D. C., D. A. Crown, and L. F. Bleamaster III, Degradational Morphologies of Mid-Latitude Craters on Mars, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXVIII, abstract #1400, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2007.

Berman, D. C., D. A. Crown, and L. F. Bleamaster III, Degradational Morphologies of  Mid-latitude Martian Craters, submitted to Fall Meeting, Amer. Geophys. Union, abstract 5745, 2006.

Balme, M.R., D.C. Berman, and M.C.Bourke, Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) on Mars, European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC2006-A-00553, 2006

Balme, M.R., D.C. Berman, and M.C.Bourke, Transverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars, International Conference on Aeolian Research, Guelph Canada, 2006.

Berman, D. C., D. A. Crown, and L. F. Bleamaster III, Survey of mid-latitude Martian craters: Volatile-driven degradational morphologies, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXVII, abstract #1781, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2006

Crown, D. A., D. C. Berman, T. K. Gregg, Hesperia Planum, Mars: New Constraints on Fluvial Modification and History, submitted to Fall Meeting, Amer. Geophys. Union, abstract 9495, 2006.

 Crown, D. A., F. C. Chuang, D. C. Berman, and H. Miyamoto, Ice-driven degradation styles in the Martian mid-latitudes: Constraints from lobate debris aprons, lineated valley fill, and small flow lobes, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXVII, abstract #1861, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2006.

Berman, D. C., D. A. Crown, and W. K. Hartmann, Tyrrhena Patera, Mars: Insights into volcanic and erosional history from high-resolution images and impact crater populations, submitted to Fall Meeting, Amer. Geophys. Union, abstract 2805, 2005.

Berman, D.C., W. K. Hartmann, D.A. Crown, and V.R. Baker, Arcuate ridges and gullies in Martian craters:  Dependence on orientation and latitude,  Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXVI, abstract #1213, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2005.

Bleamaster III, L. F., D. C. Berman, D. A. Crown, Morphologic Variability and Ages of Deposits Along the Arabia Terra Dichotomy Boundary, Mars, submitted to Fall Meeting, Amer. Geophys. Union, abstract 8462, 2005.

Crown, D. A., D. C. Berman, L. F. Bleamaster, F. C. Chuang, and W. K. Hartmann, Martian highland paterae: Studies of volcanic and degradation histories from high-resolution images and impact crater populations, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXVI, abstract #1476, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2005.

Berman, D.C., W.K. Hartmann, D.A. Crown, and V.R. Baker, Survey of craters with arcuate ridges and gullies in the Newton Basin region on Mars, Abstract #0708, 7th Mars Crater Consortium Meeting, Flagstaff, 2004.

Berman, D.C., W.K. Hartmann, and D.A. Crown, The distribution of gullies and tongue-shaped ridges and their role in the degradation of Martian craters, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. XXXV, abstract #1391, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2004.

 Hartmann, W. K., Berman, D. C., Crown, D. A., Turtle, E., Mars Old and New: Updated Chronology and Role of Ice Flow, American Astronomical Society, DPS Meeting #34, #03.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 34, p.838, 2002.

 Grier, J. A., Berman, D. C., Hartmann, W. K., Bottke, W. F., Kesthelyi, L. P., Active Volcanism Late in Martian History - Evidence from Crater Counts in the Tharsis Region, American Astronomical Society, DPS Meeting #33, #36.14; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 33, p.1105, 2001.

 Grier, J. A., W. Bottke, W. K. Hartmann, and D. C. Berman, Mars: Chronological studies of the large volcanoes in Tharsis, Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXII, abstract #1823, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2001.

 Lane, M. D., W. K. Hartmann, and D. C. Berman, Update on studies of the Martian hematite-rich areas, Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXII, abstract #1984, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2001.

 Burr, D., A. McEwen, S. Sakimoto, B. Bradley, P. Lanagan, D. Berman and W. Hartmann, Recent aqueous flooding in the Cerberus Plains region, Mars, submitted to the European Geophysical Society meeting, March 2001.

 Hartmann, W. K., Grier, J. A., Berman, D. C., Bottke, W., Gladman, B. Morbidelli, A., Petit, J.-M., Dones, L., Martian Chronology: New Mars Global Surveyor Results on Absolute Calibration, Geologically Young Volcanism, and Fluvial Episodes, 31st Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, abstract no. 1179, 2000.

 Grier, J. A., Hartmann, W. K., Berman, D. C., Goldman, E. B., Esquerdo, G. A., Constraining the Age of Martian Polar Strata by Crater Counts, American Astronomical Society, DPS Meeting #32, #58.03; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 32, p.1111, 2000.

 Hartmann, W. K., Grier, J. A., Berman, D. C., Esquerdo, G. A., The Case for Youthful Geological Activity on Mars, American Astronomical Society, DPS Meeting #32, #58.02; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 32, p.1111, 2000.

Hartmann, W. K., J. A. Grier, D.C. Berman, W. Bottke, B. Gladman, A. Morbidelli, J.-M. Petit, and L. Dones, Martian chronology: New Mars Global Surveyor results on absolute calibration, geologically young volcanism, and fluvial episodes, Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXI, abstract #1179, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2000. 

 Kelsey, C., W. K. Hartmann, J. A. Grier, and D. C. Berman, Observations of a hematite-rich region within Sinus Meridiani, Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXI, abstract #1524, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 2000.

 Hartmann, W. K., Berman, D. C., Esquerdo, G. A., Goldman, E. B.; Grier, J., Anguita, J., de La Casa, M., Martian History: Progress from Mars Global Surveyor Data on Martian Crater Populations, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #31, #43.01, 1999.

 Hartmann, W. K., D. C. Berman, and G. A. Esquerdo, Mars: New results from Mars Global Surveyor, Lunar Planet. Lab. II, presentation, The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Tucson, 1999.

 Hartmann, W. K.,  D. C. Berman , G. A. Esquerdo,  and A. McEwen, Recent martian volcanism:  New evidence from Mars Global Surveyor, abstract #1270, Lunar Planet. Sci. XXX, The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 1999.

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