Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr. Stephen M. Clifford

Dr. Stephen M. Clifford

Staff Scientist
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.

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