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Dan Berman

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Senior Scientist

Currently resides in AZ
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Areas of Expertise
Targets: Ceres, Mars, Moon, Vesta
Disciplines/Techniques: Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mapping, Virtual Reality (VR), Volcanism
Missions: Dawn, MRO, MSL

Research Interests

Dan Berman is interested in planetary geology, fluvial and glacial geomorphology, photogeologic interpretation and image processing, chronologic interpretations via crater counting, and crater evolution based on morphologies and degradational states. His current research projects include: Refining Martian Ages and Understanding Geological Processes from Cratering Statistics; Martian Highland Volcanoes: Studies of Volcanic and Degradation Histories from High-Resolution Images and Impact Crater Populations; Testing the Hypothesis of Young Martian Volcanism; Investigations of Ice-Driven Degradation Styles on Mars.

Professional History

Berman graduated from the University of Michigan in May 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics. He received a Master of Science degree in Geosciences from the University of Arizona in December 2003, under the direction of Dr. Victor R. Baker. His thesis was entitled "Hillside gullies and possible glacial landforms associated with the degradation of highland craters on Mars". He has been a researcher at PSI for over 20 years.

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