Lunar and Planetary Institute






Dr. Tomasz Stepinski


Dr. Tomasz Stepinski

Martian Geomorphology and Origin of the Solar System
E-mail: tom@lpi.usra.edu

In the coming year I will work on automated classification of various Martian terrains on the basis of an algorithmic method based on concepts borrowed from terrestrial hydrology. MOLA data is used to extract a fractal network that would presently drain the terrain. Statistical properties of such a network encapsulate the overall morphology of the terrain and constitute the basis for an objective classification. In addition, I will continue to work on global models of evolution of solid material in the solar nebula. I also plan to continue to apply statistical methods to study the true nature of extrasolar planets and the origin of the inclinations in the classical Kuiper Belt.

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August 14, 2007