PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 542


Virginia Gulick (She/Her)

Research Professor

Ph.D., 1993, The University of Arizona

Years with LPL: 2021 to present

Astrobiology, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Mars surface processes, Geomorphology, Fluvial and Hydrothermal studies, Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic studies, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Raman spectroscopy, Automated science analysis, Crowdsourcing and Citizen science

Current Spacecraft Involvement

MRO HiRISE Co-I, Fluvial and Hydrothermal Sciences Themes lead

Former Spacecraft Involvement

Magellan Radar Investigation Group

Current Graduate Students

Current Undergraduate Students:

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Virginia C. Gulick

Recent refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2019 through June 2022

Hargitai HI, VC Gulick. 2022. The Channels East of Olympus Mons, Mars. Journal of Maps, pgs.1-5.

Hinman, Nancy W., Hofmann, Michael H., Warren-Rhodes, Kimberly, Phillips, Michael S., Noffke, Nora, Cabrol, Nathalie A., Chong Diaz, Guillermo, Demergasso, Cecilia, Tebes-Cayo, Cinthya, Cabestrero, Oscar, Bishop, Janice L., Gulick, Virginia C., Summers, David, Sobron, Pablo, McInenly, Michael, Moersch, Jeffrey, Rodriguez, Constanza, Sarazzin, Philippe, Rhodes, Kevin L., Riffo Contreras, Camila Javiera, Wettergreen, David, & Parro, Victor 2022, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences. Surface Morphologies in a Mars-Analog Ca-Sulfate Salar, High Andes, Northern Chile

Bishop, Janice L., Merve Yeşilbaş, Nancy W. Hinman, Zachary F. M. Burton, Peter A. J. Englert, Jonathan D. Toner, Alfred S. McEwen, Virginia C. Gulick, Everett K. Gibson, Christian Koeberl 2021. Science Advances. Martian subsurface cryosalt expansion and collapse as trigger for landslides

Hinman, Nancy W., Bishop, Janice L., Gulick, Virginia C., Dettmann, J. Michelle Kotler, Morkner, Paige, Berlanga, Genesis, Henneberger, Ruth M., Bergquist, Peter, Richardson, Charles Doc, Walter, Malcolm R., MacKenzie, Lindsay A., Anitori, Roberto P., & Scott, Jill R. 2021, American Mineralogist. Targeting mixtures of jarosite and clay minerals for Mars exploration

Johnsen, Timothy K., Marley, Mark S., & Gulick, Virginia C. 2020, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. A Multilayer Perceptron for Obtaining Quick Parameter Estimations of Cool Exoplanets from Geometric Albedo Spectra

Hargitai, H. I., Gulick, V. C., & Glines, N. H. 2019, Icarus. Evolution of the Navua Valles region: Implications for Mars' paleoclimatic history

Gulick, Virginia C., Glines, Natalie, Hart, Shawn, & Freeman, Patrick 2019, Geological Society of London Special Publications. Geomorphological analysis of gullies on the central peak of Lyot Crater, Mars

Semester Course Day/Time Location Resources
Spring 2023 PTYS 596A-001 W 2:30-3:30p.m. Kuiper 309

Last updated on August 22, 2022