Debra Buczkowski Print


  240-228-2684

  Debra.Buczkowski@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary Geologist

:  Planetary

  Dawn, MRO, CRISM

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
PhD Geosciences 2005 University of Massachusetts Amherst
MS Geology 2002 University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA Astronomy 1992 Boston University

Extensive background in planetary mapping and kinematic analysis of terrestrial planets, moons and asteroids.  Designed numerical models to explain structural phenomenon on Mars, Venus, Eros, Vesta and Ceres. Research projects include: 1) Mapping and analysis of linear features on 1Ceres, 4Vesta and 433Eros; 2) Geologic mapping of 1Ceres and 4Vesta; 3) Mapping, structural analysis, and numerical modeling of giant polygons on Mars; 4) Topographic analysis and numerical modeling of quasi-circular depressions (QCDs) in the northern lowlands of Mars; 5) Spectroscopic analysis of outcrops in the Argyre basin and NW Noachis Terra, Mars using CRISM data; 6) Kinematic mapping and structural analysis of lineaments around Irnini Mons, Venus; 7) Geomorphic mapping of the intra-ejecta dark plains around the Caloris basin, Mercury; 8) Geologic mapping of the Caloris basin, Mercury.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Tectonics
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES Surfaces
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Asteroids
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mars
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mercury
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Venus
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Fractures and faults
TECTONOPHYSICS Dynamics and mechanics of faulting
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Start Year End Year Description
2014 Current Section Supervisor: Surface Geology, Planetary Exploration Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2008 2014 Staff Scientist, Planetary Exploration Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2005 2008 Post-doctoral researcher, Planetary Exploration Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2000 2005 Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Start Year End Year Description
2015 2016 Past-Chair, Planetary Geology Division, Geological Society of America
2014 2015 Chair, Planetary Geology Division, Geological Society of America
2013 2014 First Vice-Chair, Planetary Geology Division, Geological Society of America
2012 2013 Second Vice-Chair, Planetary Geology Division, Geological Society of America
2010 2012 Secretary-Treasurer, Planetary Geology Division, Geological Society of America
2012 Current Geologic Mapping Subcommittee
2009 2013 Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference Planning Committee
2013 2016 Selection Committee Chair, Pellas-Ryder Best Student Paper Award
2011 2013 Guest Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research–Planets, CRISM/OMEGA special issue
2005 Current Reviewer: JGR, Icarus, GRL, MAPS, PSS
2009 Current Lecturer: Mars Exploration Student Data Teams (MESDT) program
Year Description
2013 NASA Group Achievement Award, as part of the Dawn Science team
2011 NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, as part of the MRO CRISM Science team
2009 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Special Achievement Award , as part of the MRO CRISM uplink team
2009 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Special Achievement Award, for development of a Proposal Writing Guide
2005-2008 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship
2003-2005 NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship
2004 Leo M. Hall Memorial Prize
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/I-7842-2015.
Buczkowski, D. L., Schmidt, B. E., Williams, D. A., Mest, S. C., Scully, J. E. C., Ermakov, A. I., Preusker, F., Schenk, P., Otto, K. A., Hiesinger, H., O'Brien, D., Marchi, S., Sizemore, H., Hughson, K., Chilton, H., Bland, M., Byrne, S., Schorghofer, N., Platz, T., Jaumann, R., Roatsch, T., Sykes, M. V., Nathues, A., De Sanctis, M. C., Raymond, C. A., Russell, C. T., (2016), The geomorphology of Ceres, Science, 353

Ackiss, S. E., Buczkowski, D. L., Ernst, C. M., McBeck, J. A., Seelos, K. D., (2015), Knob heights within circum-Caloris geologic units on Mercury: Interpretations of the geologic history of the region, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430, 542-550

Blewett, David T., Buczkowski, Debra L., Ruesch, Ottaviano, Scully, Jennifer E., O'Brien, David P., Gaskell, Robert, Roatsch, Thomas, Bowling, Timothy J., Ermakov, Anton, Hiesinger, Harald, Williams, David A., Raymond, Carol A., Russell, Christopher T., (2014), Vesta's north pole quadrangle Av-1 (Albana): Geologic map and the nature of the south polar basin antipodes, Icarus, 244, 13-22

Buczkowski, D. L., Wyrick, D. Y., Toplis, M., Yingst, R. A., Williams, D. A., Garry, W. B., Mest, S., Kneissl, T., Scully, J. E. C., Nathues, A., De Sanctis, M. C., LeCorre, L., Reddy, V., Hoffmann, M., Ammannito, E., Frigeri, A., Tosi, F., Preusker, F., Roatsch, T., Raymond, C. A., Jaumann, R., Pieters, C. M., Russell, C. T., (2014), The unique geomorphology and physical properties of the Vestalia Terra plateau, Icarus, 244, 89-103

De Sanctis, M. C., Ammannito, E., Buczkowski, D., Raymond, C. A., Jaumann, R., Mittlefehldt, D. W., Capaccioni, F., Capria, M. T., Frigeri, A., Magni, G., Tosi, F., Zambon, F., Russell, C. T., (2014), Compositional evidence of magmatic activity on Vesta, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 3038-3044

Buczkowski, D. L., Wyrick, D. Y., Iyer, K. A., Kahn, E. G., Scully, J. E. C., Nathues, A., Gaskell, R. W., Roatsch, T., Preusker, F., Schenk, P. M., Le Corre, L., Reddy, V., Yingst, R. A., Mest, S., Williams, D. A., Garry, W. B., Barnouin, O. S., Jaumann, R., Raymond, C. A., Russell, C. T., (2012), Large-scale troughs on Vesta: A signature of planetary tectonics, Geophysical Research Letters, 39

Buczkowski, Debra L., Seelos, Kim D., Cooke, Michele L., (2012), Giant polygons and circular graben in western Utopia basin, Mars: Exploring possible formation mechanisms, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Denevi, B. W., Blewett, D. T., Buczkowski, D. L., Capaccioni, F., Capria, M. T., De Sanctis, M. C., Garry, W. B., Gaskell, R. W., Le Corre, L., Li, J. -Y., Marchi, S., McCoy, T. J., Nathues, A., O'Brien, D. P., Petro, N. E., Pieters, C. M., Preusker, F., Raymond, C. A., Reddy, V., Russell, C. T., Schenk, P., Scully, J. E. C., Sunshine, J. M., Tosi, F., Williams, D. A., Wyrick, D., (2012), Pitted Terrain on Vesta and Implications for the Presence of Volatiles, Science, 338, 246-249

Jaumann, R., Williams, D. A., Buczkowski, D. L., Yingst, R. A., Preusker, F., Hiesinger, H., Schmedemann, N., Kneissl, T., Vincent, J. B., Blewett, D. T., Buratti, B. J., Carsenty, U., Denevi, B. W., De Sanctis, M. C., Garry, W. B., Keller, H. U., Kersten, E., Krohn, K., Li, J. -Y., Marchi, S., Matz, K. D., McCord, T. B., McSween, H. Y., Mest, S. C., Mittlefehldt, D. W., Mottola, S., Nathues, A., Neukum, G., O'Brien, D. P., Pieters, C. M., Prettyman, T. H., Raymond, C. A., Roatsch, T., Russell, C. T., Schenk, P., Schmidt, B. E., Scholten, F., Stephan, K., Sykes, M. V., Tricarico, P., Wagner, R., Zuber, M. T., Sierks, H., (2012), Vesta's Shape and Morphology, Science, 336, 687-690

Schenk, Paul, O'Brien, David P., Marchi, Simone, Gaskell, Robert, Preusker, Frank, Roatsch, Thomas, Jaumann, Ralf, Buczkowski, Debra, McCord, Thomas, McSween, Harry Y., Williams, David, Yingst, Aileen, Raymond, Carol, Russell, Chris, (2012), The Geologically Recent Giant Impact Basins at Vesta's South Pole, Science, 336, 694-697

Buczkowski, Debra L., Murchie, Scott, Clark, Roger, Seelos, Kim, Seelos, Frank, Malaret, Erick, Hash, Christopher, (2010), Investigation of an Argyre basin ring structure using Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115

Buczkowski, Debra L., Barnouin-Jha, Olivier S., Prockter, Louise M., (2008), 433 Eros lineaments: Global mapping and analysis, Icarus, 193, 39-52

Buczkowski, Debra L., (2007), Stealth quasi-circular depressions (sQCDs) in the northern lowlands of Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 112

Buczkowski, D. L., (2006), Linear structures on Eros and other small bodies, Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest, 27, 100-110

Buczkowski, Debra L., (2006), Kinematic analysis of radial structures around Irnini Mons, Venus, Journal of Structural Geology, 28, 2156-2168

Buczkowski, DL, Frey, HV, Roark, JH, McGill, GE, (2005), Buried impact craters: A topographic analysis of quasi-circular depressions, Utopia Basin, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 110

Buczkowski, DL, Cooke, ML, (2004), Formation of double-ring circular grabens due to volumetric compaction over buried impact craters: Implications for thickness and nature of cover material in Utopia Planitia, Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 109

Buczkowski, DL, McGill, GE, (2002), Topography within circular grabens: Implications for polygon origin, Utopia Planitia, Mars, Geophysical Research Letters, 29