Donald Ramsey Hood

Donald Ramsey Hood

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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I work in geological remote sensing to explore the physical and chemical process that have shaped the martian surface. I use a combination of remote imaging, optical spectroscopy, and gamma spectroscopy as well as statistical and spatial analysis to examine processes occurring on a global scale. I supplement this remote work with fieldwork done here on Earth in geologically analogous locations.

Selected Publications

Contrasting Regional Soil Alteration across the Topographic Dichotomy of Mars

D.R. Hood, et. al. 2019, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2019GL084483


Assessing the Geologic Evolution of Greater Thaumasia, Mars

D.R. Hood, et. al. 2016, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005046


Disambiguating the Soils of Mars

Giacomo Certini, S. Karunatillake, Y. S. Zhao, P. Meslin, A. Cousin, D.R. Hood, R. Scalenghe

2020, Planetary and Space Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.104922


B.S., Physics, 2014, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Ph.D., Geology, 2019, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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