Michelle Tebolt

Michelle Tebolt
B.A., Astrogeophysics, Colgate University, 2019
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2024


Committee Members

As a planetary scientist, I study sedimentary processes on Mars to better understand the paleoenvironment, or the conditions that once existed on the surface. I am particularly interested in Martian fluvial processes that occurred ~3.8 billion years ago when there was liquid water on the surface and consider the question: How has water influenced the surface of Mars? Or more specifically: Where were the past liquid water reservoirs on Mars and how long did they persist?

Current Research Projects

Constraining the Paleoenvironment of the Darwin Outcrop in Gale Crater from Facies and Stratigraphic Mapping

Characterizing the Facies and Stratigraphy of the Enchanted Lake Outcrop in Jezero Crater, Mars

Testing the strengths and limitations of martian orbital data through remote sensing of terrestrial analogs

Past Research Projects

Global investigation of the stratigraphy and depositional environment of martian sedimentary fan features