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Dr. Jeffrey S. Kargel

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Senior Scientist

Currently resides in AZ
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Asteroids, Ceres, Earth, Enceladus, Europa, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Mercury, Pluto, Titan, Trans-Neptunian objects, Venus
Disciplines/Techniques: Astrobiology, Climate, Field Work, Geochemistry, Geology, Geomorphology, Remote sensing
Missions: Cassini, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Observer, Mars Odyssey, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, MESSENGER, MSL, New Horizons, Voyager
Mission Roles: Mission science team

Research Interests

Chemical composition and chemistry of Solar System objects, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Io, asteroids, and icy moons. Planetary geomorphology, including ice processes such as glaciation and periglacial processes on Earth, Mars, and beyond. Remote sensing and field studies of the world's glaciers and of mountain hazards such as glacial lake outburst floods, landslides, and earthquakes, especially in the Himalaya and other parts of High Mountain Asia. Planetary habitabilty.

Professional History

Post doc, University of Arizona (Planetary Science), 1991-1992

Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey (Astrogeology Team), 1992-2005

Senior Associate Research Scientist, University of Arizona (Hydrology and Atmospheric Science), 2005-2018

Professor, adjunct, University of Arizona (Hydrology and Atmospheric Science), 2007-2018

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