National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

The Geology of Titan as revealed by the Cassini mission

Dr. Rosaly Lopes

Senior Research Scientist and Manager of the Planetary Science Section at the jet propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Lopes’ doctorate is in Planetary Science, and her major research interests are in planetary and terrestrial geology and volcanology. She joined JPL in 1991 to work on the Galileo Project. She was responsible for observations of Jupiter’s moon Io from 1996 to 2001 using Galileo’s near-infrared mapping spectrometer. Currently she a scientist on the Cassini mission team where she studies the geology of Titan. She has authored over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications and seven books. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Geological Society of America. Her awards include the Carl Sagan medal from the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society and the NASA Exceptional Service medal.

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