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Ross A. Beyer


NASA Ames Research Center
Ross Beyer / Mail Stop 245-3
Bldg. N245, Rm. 205B
P.O. Box 1
Moffet Field, CA 94035-0001
Office: Building N245, room 205B
Phone: (650) 604-0324
Fax: (650) 604-6779
E‑Mail: Ross.A.Beyer@nasa.gov
Web: http://RossBeyer.net/science/

Ross is currently a Principal Investigator and Research Scientist with the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute. He carries out his research in the Space Science and Astrobiology Division (Planetary Systems Branch, SST) and the Intelligent Robotics Group (part of the Intelligent Systems Division, TI) at the NASA Ames Research Center. Ross is also a Research Fellow with the Center for the Origin, Dynamics and Evolution of Planets (CODEP) at UC Santa Cruz.

Ross works on planetary surface studies. He has performed geophysical modeling of diapirism on Mars and other terrestrial planets. He works on ways to quantitatively analyze the meter-scale topography and surface roughness of planetary surfaces via remote sensing. This work has been used to help plan landing sites on Mars. Ross is also working to gain a better understanding of the stratigraphy and layering in the Valles Marineris both in the slopes of the chasmata and the interior mesas in order to learn more about the geologic history of Mars.

With Ames since 2005; With SETI since 2007

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A complete list of my publications is available. I have also self-archived all of my first author papers. The above publication information is provided by a search from the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). Sometimes it captures other "R Beyer" authors, but I try to weed them out.