Lunar and Planetary Institute
Dr. Tomasz Stepinski
Martian Geomorphology and Origin of 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.
Dr. Stepinski's personal page
August 14, 2007