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Colin Dundas, PhD

Colin Dundas is a Research Geologist with the Astrogeology Science Center. He studies planetary geomorphology and surface processes using spacecraft imagery and topography data as well as numerical modeling, with a particular focus on active processes and change detection. He is a Co-Investigator and Science Theme Lead for Mass Wasting on the HiRISE camera team.

Ph.D., Planetary Science (Geoscience minor), The University of Arizona, 2009

B.S., Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 2004

Past and current research areas include:

  • Current activity on Martian slopes, including Recurring Slope Lineae and changes in gullies
  • Martian ground ice, ice-exposing impact craters and scarps, and sublimation-thermokarst landforms
  • Large lava flows and lava-volatile interactions on Mars, Io, and Earth
  • Effects of target properties and secondary craters on crater chronology
  • Floods in Martian outflow channels
  • Volatile-loss landforms in the Solar System

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