M.S., Geology and Land Management, University of Bologna, 2014
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2019
Stefano is interested in the evolution of the Planum Boreum of Mars as a record of past global climate. Investigations are based on orbital radar profiles and high-resolution imagery. More specifically, his current research focuses on the distribution and paleo topography of water ice deposits and their stratigraphic relationship with aeolian siliciclastic deposits. Observations are compared to orbitally-forced water ice accumulation models and global circulation models specifically tuned for the north polar region of Mars.
Current Research Projects
Reconstruction of the stratigraphy and morphology of the lowermost North Polar Layered Deposits on Mars and their significance as a record for recent climate change forced by periodical orbit variations.
Graduate Student Travel Award for 6th Mars Polar Science Conference - European Geophysical Union (2016 - 2016)
Incoming Graduate Student Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2014 - 2015)
Officer, UT Amateur Radio Club (2016 - Present)
Reconstructing the Initial Emplacement of the North Polar Layered Deposits, Mars with SHARAD, 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas (2016)
Stratigraphic Reconstruction of the Cavi Unit-NPLD Transition with SHARAD, 6th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, Reykjavik, Iceland (2016)
Stratigraphic Structures and Depositional Patterns of the Lowermost NPLD, Mars, from SHARAD Mapping, 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas (2015)
Early geomorphological evolution of the North Polar Layered Deposits, Mars, from SHARAD radar-facies mapping, EGU 2014, Vienna, Austria (2014)
Earliest accumulation history of the north polar layered deposits, Mars from SHARAD radar-facies mapping, 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas (2013)
Stefano Nerozzi's personal website
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