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Dr. Alan Howard

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Senior Scientist

Currently resides in VA
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Earth, Icy satellites, Mars, Pluto, Titan
Disciplines/Techniques: Crater Counting, Geology, Geomorphology, Remote sensing, Shape modeling
Missions: New Horizons
Mission Roles: Mission science team

Research Interests

Planetary Geomorphology

Mars, Icy outer planet satellites, Pluto

Landform evolution modeling

Professional History

B.S. Yale University, Geology, 1961

M.A. Harvard University, Geology, 1962

PhD Johns Hopkins University, Geography, 1970

Assistant, Associate, Full, Emeritus Professors, University of Virginia 1968 -

Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute, 2018 -

Honors and Awards

1991 G.K. Gilbert Award, Geomorphology Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers

1997 Fellow, American Geophysical Union

2010 G. K. Warren Prize in Fluviatile Geomorphology, National Academy of Sciences

2013 G. K. Gilbert Award, Planetary Geology Section, Geological Society of America

2013 G.K. Gilbert Award in Surface Processes, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group, American Geophysical Union

2014 Fellow, Geological Society of America

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