Dr. Virgil Sharpton

Dr. Virgil L. Sharpton

Emeritus Scientist

  Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sharpton’s planetary research experience includes field validation studies, remote sensing and image processing, synthetic aperture radar (processing and interpretation) geophysical exploration techniques, petrographic microscopy (including u-stage and refractive index measurements), and instrumental geochemical techniques.

He is founder and former director of the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA ) which has attained an international reputation for providing timely and open access to university geospatial data and information services.

In 2011, Dr. Sharpton accepted a position at the Lunar and Planetary Institute to further pursue his interests in planetary research.

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