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A Panorama of our Lab
The main Planetary Volatiles Laboratory as photographed in early 2016. From Left to Right: Jacob Kloos (MSc), John Moores, Christina Smith (PDF), Brittney Cooper (UG), Casey Moore (PhD) and Curiosity Rover (MSL - on screen).


MEET OUR STUDENTS AND FELLOWS

Current Laboratory Members

All levels of students and fellows are involved with research directly at PVL. Here is a listing of our current membership
  
            POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • Dr. Christina L. Smith (PDF - Professional Website)

  • Dr. Paul Godin (PDF)


    DOCTORAL CANDIDATES
  • Casey Moore (PhD - ESS)
  • Jacob Kloos (PhD - ESS)

    MASTERS STUDENTS
  • Charissa Campbell (MSc - PHAS)
  • Tue Giang Nguyen (MSc - ESS)
  • Jasmeer Sangha (MSc - PHAS)
  • Eric Shear (MSc - ESS)
  • Elisabeth Smith (MSc - ESS)

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS
  • Brittney Cooper (Atmospheric Science/Astronomy)
  • Alexandre Séguin (Space Engineering)
  • Alexandra Innanen (Space Engineering)

ESS = Earth and Space Science Program. PHAS = Physics and Astronomy Program.

Recent Work Involving Students and Fellows

PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

Smith, C.L., B.A. Cooper and J.E. Moores (2016) Possible ground fog detection from SLI imagery of Titan. Icarus. In Press. Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.02.002.

Kloos, J.L, Moores, J.E. et al. (2016) The First Year of Atmospheric Monitoring Movies from Mars Science Laboratory (Sol 0-800). Advances in Space Research. 57 (5) pp. 1223 - 1240, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.12.040

Shear, E. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Hydrolyzed Polar Terrain Ice Aerobot (HYPATIA) Mission Platform. International Journal of Space Science and Engineering. 3 (4) pp 342-359.

Moore, C.A., Moores J.E. et al. (2016) A Full Martian Year of Line-of-Sight Extinction within Gale Crater, Mars as Acquired by the MSL Navcam through sol 900. Icarus. 264 pp. 102-108. Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.001

Pontefract, A., G.R. Osinski, C. Cockell, C.A. Moore, J.E. Moores and G. Southam (2014) Impact-Generated endolithic habitats within crystalline rocks of the Haughton impact structure, Devon Island, Canada. Astrobiology 14(6) 522-533 doi: 10.1089/ast.2013.1100.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Sangha, J., Schorghofer, N. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Numerical exospheric simulation of water delivery to the lunar polar regions. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Smith, E. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Using a laser and camera to determine the depth and turbidity of water. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Nguyen, T.G., Moores, J.E. (2017) Orientation and spacing of small-scale surface features in Mars’ north polar cap: preliminary results. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Campbell, C.L., Kling, A., Haberle, R.M. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Estimating the altitude of martian clouds at the Mars Science Laboratory Rover landing site. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON.

Smith, C.L., Moores, J.E. and Schuerger, A.C. (2017) The effect of UV surface flux shielding by spacecraft geometries. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Cooper, B.A., Modestino, R., Smith, C.L. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Characterization of Martian Water-Ice cloud crystal geometries from phase functions derived using MARCI image data. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Kloos, J.L. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Inter-Annual and Diurnal variability in clouds observed from MSL over two Martian years. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Moore, C.A., Moores, J.E., Smith, C.L. and the MSL Science Team (2016) Seasonal Variations in Dust Loading within Gale Crater, Mars. Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, June 2017 Toronto, ON

Shear, E.M. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Saturn ice ring exploration network (SIREN) mission platform. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Sangha, J., Schorghofer, N. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Numerical exospheric simulation of water delivery to the lunar polar regions. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Shear, E.M., McLellan, K. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Adaptive whole-sky imager for planetary rovers. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Nguyen, T.G., Moores, J.E. (2017) Orientation and spacing of small-scale surface features in Mars’ north polar cap: preliminary results. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Campbell, C.L., Kling, A., Haberle, R.M. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Estimating the altitude of martian clouds at the Mars Science Laboratory Rover landing site. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Smith, C.L., Moores, J.E. and Schuerger, A.C. (2017) The effect of UV surface flux shielding by spacecraft geometries. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Cooper, B.A., Modestino, R., Smith, C.L. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Characterization of Martian Water-Ice cloud crystal geometries from phase functions derived using MARCI image data. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Kloos, J.L. and Moores, J.E. (2017) Inter-Annual and Diurnal variability in clouds observed from MSL over two Martian years. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVIII. March 20-24, 2017 The Woodlands, TX.

Moore, C.A., Moores, J.E., Smith, C.L. and the MSL Science Team (2016) Seasonal Variations in Dust Loading within Gale Crater, Mars. Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting #48, Pasadena, CA.

Smith, C.L. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Geometric Shielding of Surface Rocks on Mars. UK National Astronomy Meeting, Nottingham.

Smith, C.L., B.A. Cooper and Moores, J.E.  (2016) Possible ground fog detection from Huygens SLI Imagery. UK National Astronomy Meeting, Nottingham.

Cooper, B.A. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Drone-Assisted Atmospheric Investigations to Enhance Planetary Exploration of Titan and Mars. CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

Smith, C.L., B.A. Cooper and Moores, J.E. (2016) Possible Titan Ground Fog Detection from SLI Imagery. CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

Shear, E. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Hydrolyzed Polar Terrain Ice Aerobot (HYPATIA) Mission Platform. CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

Kloos, J.L. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Validation of Martian Cloud Optical Depths Using LIDAR Measurements of Terrestrial Cirrus Clouds. CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

Smith, C.L. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Geometric Shielding of Surface Rocks on Mars.  CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

C.A. Moore and Moores, J.E. (2016) Transmission Spectroscopy of Packed Simulated Mars Regolith. CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

C.A. Moore and Moores, J.E. (2016) Digital Terrain Model Assisted Line-of-Sight Extinction within Gale Crater, Mars. CASI-ASTRO Ottawa, ON.

Smith, C.L. and Moores, J.E. (2016) Geometric Shielding of Surface Rocks on Mars. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX.

Moore, C.A., J.E. Moores, M.T. Lemmon and J. Van Beek (2015). In Situ Observations of Line-of-Sight Extinction Reveals the Depth of the Planetary Boundary Layer within Gale Crater, Mars. 47th American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science Meeting, Washington, D.C.


PREVIOUS STUDENTS

Former Graduate Students
Dr. Raymond Francis (2011-2014)
PhD graduate (Western)
now at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena California

Former Undergraduate Students:
Keagan Lee (2017)
Rachel Modestino (Atmospheric Science, 2016-2017)
Kyra McLellan (Space Engineering, 2016)
Alfred Ferwerda (Physics and Astronomy 2015-2016)
Ian Tomaszewski (Space Engineering, 2014-2015)
Breannon Lewis (Space Engineering, York University, 2013-2015)
Amy Warchuk (Physics, Queen's University, 2014)
Taesung Ha (Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 2013)
Robert Fajber (Atmospheric Science, University of Victoria, 2013)