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

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

Recent refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2019 through 2021


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

Last updated on March 9, 2022