PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 536

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Jack Holt

Professor, EDO Director

Ph.D., 1997, California Institute of Technology

Years with LPL: 2018

Earth, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces

Current Spacecraft Involvement

SHARAD radar sounder instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Co-I

Current Graduate Students

  • Nicole Bardabelias (M.S., Geosciences)
  • Brandon Tober (Ph.D., Geosciences)

Former Students

  • Stefano Nerozzi, 2019, Ph.D., UT Austin
  • Eric Peterson, 2018, Ph.D., UT Austin
  • Dan Lalich, 2017, Ph.D., UT Austin
  • Cassie Stuurman, 2017, M.S., UT Austin
  • Katherine Shover, 2016, M.S., UT Austin

Current Postdocs

Former Postdocs

  • Eric Petersen

Based on Google Scholar and NASA ADS: NASA ADS Author search: J. W. Holt

Recent refereed publications: Years 2019 through June 2022

Nerozzi, Stefano, Ortiz, Maya R., & Holt, John W. 2022, Icarus. The north polar basal unit of Mars: An Amazonian record of surface processes and climate events

Petersen, Eric I. & Holt, John W. 2022, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Surface Roughness Prevents Radar Penetration of Some Martian Debris-Covered Glaciers

Whitehead, T. R., Lim, Y., & Holt, J. W. 2021, Physical Review Letters. Global Microscopic Description of Nucleon-Nucleus Scattering with Quantified Uncertainties

Smith, I. B., Lalich, D. E., Rezza, C., Horgan, B. H. N., Whitten, J. L., Nerozzi, S., & Holt, J. W. 2021, Geophysical Research Letters. A Solid Interpretation of Bright Radar Reflectors Under the Mars South Polar Ice

Loso, Michael G., Larsen, Christopher F., Tober, Brandon S., Christoffersen, Michael, Fahnestock, Mark, Holt, John W., & Truffer, Martin 2021, Geomorphology. Quo vadis, Alsek? Climate-driven glacier retreat may change the course of a major river outlet in southern Alaska

MacGregor, Joseph A., Boisvert, Linette N., Medley, Brooke, Petty, Alek A., Harbeck, Jeremy P., Bell, Robin E., Blair, J. Bryan, Blanchard-Wrigglesworth, Edward, Buckley, Ellen M., Christoffersen, Michael S., Cochran, James R., Csathó, Beáta M., De Marco, Eugenia L., Dominguez, RoseAnne T., Fahnestock, Mark A., Farrell, Sinéad L., Gogineni, S. Prasad, Greenbaum, Jamin S., Hansen, Christy M., Hofton, Michelle A., Holt, John W., Jezek, Kenneth C., Koenig, Lora S., Kurtz, Nathan T., Kwok, Ronald, Larsen, Christopher F., Leuschen, Carlton J., Locke, Caitlin D., Manizade, Serdar S., Martin, Seelye, Neumann, Thomas A., Nowicki, Sophie M. J., Paden, John D., Richter-Menge, Jacqueline A., Rignot, Eric J., Rodríguez-Morales, Fernando, Siegfried, Matthew R., Smith, Benjamin E., Sonntag, John G., Studinger, Michael, Tinto, Kirsty J., Truffer, Martin, Wagner, Thomas P., Woods, John E., Young, Duncan A., & Yungel, James K. 2021, Reviews of Geophysics. The Scientific Legacy of NASA's Operation IceBridge

Levy, Joseph S., Fassett, Caleb I., Holt, John W., Parsons, Reid, Cipolli, Will, Goudge, Timothy A., Tebolt, Michelle, Kuentz, Lily, Johnson, Jessica, Ishraque, Fairuz, Cvijanovich, Bronson, & Armstrong, Ian 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Surface boulder banding indicates Martian debris-covered glaciers formed over multiple glaciations

Whitehead, T. R., Lim, Y., & Holt, J. W. 2020, Physical Review C. Neutron elastic scattering on calcium isotopes from chiral nuclear optical potentials

Calvin, W. M., Putzig, N. E., Dundas, C. M., Bramson, A. M., Horgan, B. H. N., Seelos, K. D., Sizemore, H. G., Ehlmann, B. L., Morgan, G. A., Holt, J. W., Murchie, S. L., Patterson, G. W. 2021, The Planetary Science Journal The Mars Orbiter for Resources, Ices, and Environments (MORIE) Science Goals and Instrument Trades in Radar, Imaging, and Spectroscopy

Ojha, L., Karimi, S., Buffo, J., Nerozzi, S., Holt, J. W., Smrekar, S., Chevrier, V. 2021, Geophysical Research Letters Martian Mantle Heat Flow Estimate From the Lack of Lithospheric Flexure in the South Pole of Mars: Implications for Planetary Evolution and Basal Melting

Cook, Claire W., Bramson, Ali M., Byrne, Shane, Holt, John W., Christoffersen, Michael S., Viola, Donna, Dundas, Colin M., & Goudge, Timothy A. 2020, Icarus. Sparse subsurface radar reflectors in Hellas Planitia, Mars

Smith, Isaac B., Hayne, Paul O., Byrne, Shane, Becerra, Patricio, Kahre, Melinda, Calvin, Wendy, Hvidberg, Christine, Milkovich, Sarah, Buhler, Peter, Landis, Margaret, Horgan, Briony, Kleinböhl, Armin, Perry, Matthew R., Obbard, Rachel, Stern, Jennifer, Piqueux, Sylvain, Thomas, Nicolas, Zacny, Kris, Carter, Lynn, Edgar, Lauren, Emmett, Jeremy, Navarro, Thomas, Hanley, Jennifer, Koutnik, Michelle, Putzig, Nathaniel, Henderson, Bryana L., Holt, John W., Ehlmann, Bethany, Parra, Sergio, Lalich, Daniel, Hansen, Candice, Hecht, Michael, Banfield, Don, Herkenhoff, Ken, Paige, David A., Skidmore, Mark, Staehle, Robert L., & Siegler, Matthew 2020, Planetary and Space Science. The Holy Grail: A road map for unlocking the climate record stored within Mars' polar layered deposits

Petersen, Eric Ivan, Levy, Joseph S., Holt, John W., & Stuurman, Cassie M. 2020, Journal of Glaciology. New insights into ice accumulation at Galena Creek Rock Glacier from radar imaging of its internal structure

Lalich, D. E., Holt, J. W., & Smith, I. B. 2019, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets). Radar Reflectivity as a Proxy for the Dust Content of Individual Layers in the Martian North Polar Layered Deposits

Nerozzi, S. & Holt, J. W. 2019, Geophysical Research Letters. Buried Ice and Sand Caps at the North Pole of Mars: Revealing a Record of Climate Change in the Cavi Unit With SHARAD

Spikes, Kyle T., Tisato, Nicola, Hess, Thomas E., & Holt, John W. 2019, Geophysics. Comparison of geophone and surface-deployed distributed acoustic sensing seismic data

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Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2023 PTYS/GEOS 549-001 TTH 12:30-1:45p.m. Kuiper 330 D2L
Spring 2023 PTYS/GEOS 549-001A F 10:00a.m.-12:50p.m. Kuiper 330 D2L

View LPL Evening Lecture from October 10, 2018, The Slow, the Fast, and the Buried: Probing Glaciers on Earth and Mars

Last updated on November 17, 2022