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Planetary Seismology using Single-Station and Small-Aperture Arrays: Implications for Mars and Ocean Worlds
Studying geophysical station deployment on Earth is essential preparation for future geophysical experiments elsewhere in the solar system. Here, I investigated how single-station seismometers and small-aperture seismic ...
Geophysical Exploration of Terrestrial and Lunar Volcanic Fields
Planetary analogs are environments representative of current or past conditions on other planetary bodies. My research uses terrestrial volcanic fields as lunar analogs to conduct geophysical studies on the subsurface ...
DEFORMATION AND FAILURE OF LUNAR LAVA TUBES
Lava tubes are long void spaces left by lava flows. Terrestrial tubes have been extensively studied. Evidence indicates lunar tubes also exist, potentially ideal environments for lunar exploration, habitation, and study. ...
DYNAMIC MELT PROCESSES IN THE LITHOSPHERES OF MARS AND IO
The interior structures of planetary bodies beyond the Earth are broadly unknown. Our observational capacity is largely limited to surface imagery from spacecraft. The work presented in this dissertation uses novel modeling ...
Earth's Radiogenic Heat Production and the Composition of the Deep Continental Crust
Much of the continental crust, the 40+ km thick plates of rock that make up the outer shell of our planet, is inaccessible to us living on its surface. Thus its composition is a mystery. We lack the technology to sample ...