Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 6
Grand Falls and Sand Dunes
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/20 04:35 CDT
Today we visited Grand Falls and the nearby dune field. Grand Falls is especially interesting because it combines many of the processes that are active in shaping planetary surfaces.
Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 1
Greetings from Phoenix!
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/14 04:30 CDT
After a hectic week of tying up loose ends and running around like a chicken with its head cut off, I now have my proster done for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and am in Phoenix for the Planetary Surface Processes field trip, led by my adviser Jim Bell.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/29 02:25 CST
The team returns to civilization, having completed their Antarctic mission.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/26 02:25 CST
The team wraps up their collection activites.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/18 02:15 CST
The season total is at 489, tantalizingly close to the 500 meteorite barrier.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/13 02:10 CST
Writer's block strikes the expedition, as the group continues to collect meteorites.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/09 02:10 CST
Fifty-five meteorites are collected by the team in a single day.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/04 01:55 CST
The team makes progress while facing extreme weather conditions.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/29 01:50 CST
A week of productive searching near the Davis Nunataks.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/22 01:50 CST
As the team waits, the runway is finished, and Ralph makes an exit.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/02 01:30 CST
The rest of ANSMET's team are in Christchurch after a long, long session of travel.
Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/11/01 02:40 CDT
A summary of the 2008-2009 expedition team, and where they will go to hunt meteorites.
Posted by Jim Bell on 2008/06/13 01:49 CDT
One of the ways that planetary scientists try to understand the origin and evolution of landforms on other planets is by studying similar kinds of landforms or "analogs" here on the Earth. For the past few days I've been working with a group of colleagues doing just that--specifically, studying dunes in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in order to try to better understand the nature of sand dunes on Mars.