PTYS/LPL Postdocs

Kuiper 235D

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Adrien Broquet

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ph.D. Planetary Geophysics, 2020, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur

Planetary Geophysics

My scientific interest encompasses various aspects of Planetary geophysics. More specifically, I enjoy studying large-scale physical processes with geologic implications, from lithospheric compensation mechanisms, thermal evolution models, to the spatio-temporal variation of the magnetic field. 

I recently defended my Ph.D. thesis (2017 – Oct. 2020, English manuscript link, slides link), which main objective is to characterize the composition, elastic and thermo-mechanical properties of the Martian lithosphere using orbital data. My thesis was done at the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (Nice, France), under the supervision of Mark Wieczorek, and as a member of the research group Théories et Observations en Planétologie. Collaborator of NASA's InSight Mission, I also participate in the analysis and interpretation of the collected data.

Deeply attached to the transmission of knowledge, I was a teaching assistant at the Department of Earth, Environment & Space of the Université de Nice Côte d'Azur, where I contributed to the following undergraduate courses: Planetology, Mineralogy, Stratigraphy & Paleontology, Sedimentology, Magmatism & Metamorphism, Mass wasting & risks, Fieldworks (Alps). I also gave lectures to middle school students, and attended to several public outreach events where I talk about geology and geophysics in the solar system.

I am now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona working with Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna on Hesperian volcanism on Mars.

Advisor(s): Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna

Plume induced flood basalt on Hesperian Mars: An investigation of Hesperia Planum (2023)
Broquet, A., & Andrews-Hanna J. C. Icarus, 391, 115338. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115338

Geophysical evidence for an active mantle plume underneath Elysium Planitia on Mars (2022)
Broquet, A., & Andrews-Hanna J. C. Nature Astronomy. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-022-01836-3

InSight Constraints on the Global Character of the Martian Crust (2022)
Wieczorek, M. A., Broquet, A., et al. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 127, e2022JE007298. doi:https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JE007298

Upper mantle structure of Mars from InSight seismic data (2021)
Khan A., [...], Broquet A., et al., Science, doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abf2966

Thickness and structure of the martian crust from InSight seismic data (2021)
Knapmeyer-Endrun B., [...], Broquet A., et al., Science, doi: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abf8966

The composition of the south polar cap of Mars derived from orbital data (2021)
Broquet A., & Wieczorek M. A., and Fa W., Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, doi:http://doi.org/10.1029/2020JE006730

Flexure of the lithosphere beneath the north polar cap of Mars: Implications for ice composition and heat flow (2020)
Broquet A., & Wieczorek M. A., and Fa W., Geophysical Research Letters, doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086746

The Gravitational signature of Martian volcanoes (2019)
Broquet A., & Wieczorek M. A., Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JE005959

LPSC:

Is there an active mantle plume beneath Elysium Planitia? Broquet A., & Andrews-Hanna J. C., Lunar Planet. Sci. 53, Abstract #2351 (2022). Link
Plume-induced flood basalts on Hesperian Mars: An investigation of Hesperia Planum. Broquet A., & Andrews-Hanna J. C., Lunar Planet. Sci. 52, Abstract #1893 (2021). Link
Constraints on the thermal state of Mars from orbital data. Broquet A., Plesa A.-C., Michaut C., & Wieczorek M. A., Lunar Planet. Sci. 51, Abstract #2064, (2020). Link
Composition of the Martian polar caps and planetary heat flow. Broquet A., Wieczorek M. A., & Fa W., Lunar Planet. Sci. 51, Abstract #1838, (2020). Link
Geodynamic state of the lithosphere beneath the northern polar cap of Mars. Broquet A., Wieczorek M. A., & Fa W., Lunar Planet. Sci. 50, Abstract #1892, (2019). Link
Gravitational signature of Martian volcanoes. Broquet A., & Wieczorek M. A., Lunar Planet. Sci. 49, Abstract #1859, (2018). Link

Last updated on October 19, 2021