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Dr. Alexander Morgan

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Research Scientist

Currently resides in FL
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Earth, Mars, Titan
Disciplines/Techniques: Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing

Research Interests

I am a geomorphologist interested in how planetary surfaces change with time. Most of my research centers on the history of water on Mars. The Mars that we observe today is cold and dry, but its surface contains features such as alluvial fans, river valleys, and deltas that look conspicuously similar to landforms that we are familar with on Earth. I use a combination of remote sensing analysis, numerical modeling, and field work at relevant terrestrial analogue sites to develop mechanistic understandings for how these features formed.

Professional History

B.S., University of California Santa Cruz, 2010

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2017

Research associate, NASA Ames Research Center/SETI Institute, 2010-2011

Research and teaching assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2011-2015

Pre-doctoral research fellow, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2015-2017

Research geologist, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2017-2020

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