Kirby Runyon Print


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  Kirby.Runyon@jhuapl.edu

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As a planetary geomorphologist and morphodynamicist, I seek to understand the evolution of planetary landscapes and the associated near-surface processes. I mainly accomplish this through analysis of remote sensing imagery and laboratory experiments. Recent key areas of focus are in quantifying the movement of aeolian bedforms on Mars using repeat orbital imagery; constraining ejecta-regolith interactions through large-scale laboratory experiments; analysis of sand grain movement on Titan through wind tunnel experiments; and constraining the lunar stratigraphic timescale with high resolution orbital imagery.

I am a science team affiliate on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Charon, and the Kuiper Belt and a science team collaborator on the HiRISE (High Resolution Imagaing Science Experiment) camera currently in orbit around Mars. Additionally, I am a postdoc on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera and have been invited as a member of the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) instrument on the Mars2020 rover. I hope to contribute to future and current planetary missions and mission concepts as well.

I am also interested in the ways in which future astronauts would enable planetary surface field geology on the Moon, asteroids, and Mars, and toward this end am interested in new field geology research in analog terrestrial environments.

 
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/J-2878-2017.