I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Planetary Science Institute in Lakewood, Colorado, where I serve as the System Scientist for the US SHARAD team and a Co-Investigator for SHARAD on Mars Reconnaissnace Orbiter.

My research focuses on sedimentary systems on Mars, especially related to the polar layered deposits, or ice caps. Primarily I use data from the shallow radar (SHARAD) instrument in Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to look for reflections beneath the surface of Mars. These reflections tell us about the geophysical makeup of the deposits and the geometry in which they were deposited. Some other instruments I use regularly are the Mars Orbiter Laster Altimeter (MOLA), the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE).

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ibsmith@psi.edu
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Planetary Science Institute
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