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Dr. Stephen M. Clifford

Dr. Stephen M. Clifford

Staff Scientist

clifford@lpi.usra.edu
Phone: 281-486-2146
Curriculum Vitae

Primary area of research: the nature, evolution and geophysical investigation of planetary volatiles, with a special emphasis on water on Mars. 

Work has included modeling H2O transport in cold planetary regoliths; large-scale groundwater transport; low-temperature hydrothermal convection in a subpermafrost vadose zone; the formation and stability of gas hydrates; glacial flow and polar evolution; thermal modeling of planetary surfaces; the thermal, seismic and hydrologic effects of impact catering; and orbital radar sounding and ground penetrating radar investigations of both subsurface geology and the distribution and state of H2O.

Introduction to the Early Mars III Special Section and Key Questions from the Third International Conference on Early Mars

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