PTYS/LPL Research Scientists

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Veronica Bray

Research Scientist/Associate Staff Scientist

Ph.D., 2008, Imperial College London

Years with LPL: 2008-present

Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Comparative Planetology and Surface Geology

Dr. Veronica Bray is Planetary Scientist and Spacecraft Operations Engineer at the University of Arizona. Dr Bray's past and current research projects focus on impact cratering, channel formation, fracturing and landscape evolution on a variety of planetary bodies.  She uses observations at multiple wavelengths, computer modeling, terrestrial fieldwork and theoretical analysis to study the surface processes themselves and also the surface/sub-surface properties of planetary bodies. 

Current Grants

  • High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), ESP.
  • Seismometer to Investigate Ice and Ocean Structure (SIIOS) - PSTAR and ICEE2 awards
  • Ejecta and melt interactions during lunar impact ejecta emplacement - LDAP award
  • Combining sample analysis and numerical modeling to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flynn creek crater, Tennessee - PGG award. 

Current Spacecraft Involvement

  • New Horizons - Science Team Member.
  • Cassini - Associate Science Team Member.
  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC) - PSP Targeting Action Team and Science Team Member. 
  • High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) - Spacecraft Operations Engineer and Science Team Member.


Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Veronica Bray

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Years 2017 through June 2019

Stern, S. A., Weaver, H. A., Spencer, J. R., Olkin, C. B., Gladstone, G. R., Grundy, W. M., Moore, J. M., Cruikshank, D. P., Elliott, H. A., McKinnon, W. B., Parker, J. W., Verbiscer, A. J., Young, L. A., Aguilar, D. A., Albers, J. M., Andert, T., Andrews, J. P., Bagenal, F., Banks, M. E., Bauer, B. A., Bauman, J. A., Bechtold, K. E., Beddingfield, C. B., Behrooz, N., Beisser, K. B., Benecchi, S. D., Bernardoni, E., Beyer, R. A., Bhaskaran, S., Bierson, C. J., Binzel, R. P., Birath, E. M., Bird, M. K., Boone, D. R., Bowman, A. F., Bray, V. J., Britt, D. T., Brown, L. E., Buckley, M. R., Buie, M. W., Buratti, B. J., Burke, L. M., Bushman, S. S., Carcich, B., Chaikin, A. L., Chavez, C. L., Cheng, A. F., Colwell, E. J., Conard, S. J., Conner, M. P., Conrad, C. A., Cook, J. C., Cooper, S. B., Custodio, O. S., Dalle Ore, C. M., Deboy, C. C., Dharmavaram, P., Dhingra, R. D., Dunn, G. F., Earle, A. M., Egan, A. F., Eisig, J., El-Maarry, M. R., Engelbrecht, C., Enke, B. L., Ercol, C. J., Fattig, E. D., Ferrell, C. L., Finley, T. J., Firer, J., Fischetti, J., Folkner, W. M., Fosbury, M. N., Fountain, G. H., Freeze, J. M., Gabasova, L., Glaze, L. S., Green, J. L., Griffith, G. A., Guo, Y., Hahn, M., Hals, D. W., Hamilton, D. P., Hamilton, S. A., Hanley, J. J., Harch, A., Harmon, K. A., Hart, H. M., Hayes, J., Hersman, C. B., Hill, M. E., Hill, T. A., Hofgartner, J. D., Holdridge, M. E., Horányi, M., Hosadurga, A., Howard, A. D., Howett, C. J. A., Jaskulek, S. E., Jennings, D. E., Jensen, J. R., Jones, M. R., Kang, H. K., Katz, D. J., Kaufmann, D. E., Kavelaars, J. J., Keane, J. T., Keleher, G. P., Kinczyk, M., Kochte, M. C., Kollmann, P., Krimigis, S. M., Kruizinga, G. L., Kusnierkiewicz, D. Y., Lahr, M. S., Lauer, T. R., Lawrence, G. B., Lee, J. E., Lessac-Chenen, E. J., Linscott, I. R., Lisse, C. M., Lunsford, A. W., Mages, D. M., Mallder, V. A., Martin, N. P., May, B. H., McComas, D. J., McNutt, R. L., Mehoke, D. S., Mehoke, T. S., Nelson, D. S., Nguyen, H. D., Núñez, J. I., Ocampo, A. C., Owen, W. M., Oxton, G. K., Parker, A. H., Pätzold, M., Pelgrift, J. Y., Pelletier, F. J., Pineau, J. P., Piquette, M. R., Porter, S. B., Protopapa, S., Quirico, E., Redfern, J. A., Regiec, A. L., Reitsema, H. J., Reuter, D. C., Richardson, D. C., Riedel, J. E., Ritterbush, M. A., Robbins, S. J., Rodgers, D. J., Rogers, G. D., Rose, D. M., Rosendall, P. E., Runyon, K. D., Ryschkewitsch, M. G., Saina, M. M., Salinas, M. J., Schenk, P. M., Scherrer, J. R., Schlei, W. R., Schmitt, B., Schultz, D. J., Schurr, D. C., Scipioni, F., Sepan, R. L., Shelton, R. G., Showalter, M. R., Simon, M., Singer, K. N., Stahlheber, E. W., Stanbridge, D. R., Stansberry, J. A., Steffl, A. J., Strobel, D. F., Stothoff, M. M., Stryk, T., Stuart, J. R., Summers, M. E., Tapley, M. B., Taylor, A., Taylor, H. W., Tedford, R. M., Throop, H. B., Turner, L. S., Umurhan, O. M., Van Eck, J., Velez, D., Versteeg, M. H., Vincent, M. A., Webbert, R. W., Weidner, S. E., Weigle, G. E., Wendel, J. R., White, O. L., Whittenburg, K. E., Williams, B. G., Williams, K. E., Williams, S. P., Winters, H. L., Zangari, A. M., Zurbuchen, T. H. Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object 2019Sci...364.9771S

Singer, K. N., McKinnon, W. B., Gladman, B., Greenstreet, S., Bierhaus, E. B., Stern, S. A., Parker, A. H., Robbins, S. J., Schenk, P. M., Grundy, W. M., Bray, V. J., Beyer, R. A., Binzel, R. P., Weaver, H. A., Young, L. A., Spencer, J. R., Kavelaars, J. J., Moore, J. M., Zangari, A. M., Olkin, C. B., Lauer, T. R., Lisse, C. M., Ennico, K., New Horizons Geology, G. and I. S. T. T., New Horizons Surface Composition Science Theme Team, New Horizons Ralph and LORRI Teams Impact craters on Pluto and Charon indicate a deficit of small Kuiper belt objects 2019Sci...363..955S

Robbins, S. J., Beyer, R. A., Spencer, J. R., Grundy, W. M., White, O. L., Singer, K. N., Moore, J. M., Dalle Ore, C. M., McKinnon, W. B., Lisse, C. M., Runyon, K., Beddingfield, C. B., Schenk, P., Umurhan, O. M., Cruikshank, D. P., Lauer, T. R., Bray, V. J., Binzel, R. P., Buie, M. W., Buratti, B. J., Cheng, A. F., Linscott, I. R., Reuter, D. C., Showalter, M. R., Young, L. A., Olkin, C. B., Ennico, K. S., Weaver, H. A., Stern, S. A. Geologic Landforms and Chronostratigraphic History of Charon as Revealed by a Hemispheric Geologic Map 2019JGRE..124..155R

Moore, J. M., McKinnon, W. B., Cruikshank, D. P., Gladstone, G. R., Spencer, J. R., Stern, S. A., Weaver, H. A., Singer, K. N., Showalter, M. R., Grundy, W. M., Beyer, R. A., White, O. L., Binzel, R. P., Buie, M. W., Buratti, B. J., Cheng, A. F., Howett, C., Olkin, C. B., Parker, A. H., Porter, S. B., Schenk, P. M., Throop, H. B., Verbiscer, A. J., Young, L. A., Benecchi, S. D., Bray, V. J., Chavez, C. L., Dhingra, R. D., Howard, A. D., Lauer, T. R., Lisse, C. M., Robbins, S. J., Runyon, K. D., Umurhan, O. M. Great Expectations: Plans and Predictions for New Horizons Encounter With Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 ("Ultima Thule") 2018GeoRL..45.8111M

Robbins, S. J., Watters, W. A., Chappelow, J. E., Bray, V. J., Daubar, I. J., Craddock, R. A., Beyer, R. A., Landis, M., Ostrach, L. R., Tornabene, L., Riggs, J. D., Weaver, B. P. Measuring impact crater depth throughout the solar system 2018M&PS...53..583R

Bray, V. J., Atwood-Stone, C., Neish, C. D., Artemieva, N. A., McEwen, A. S., McElwaine, J. N. Lobate impact melt flows within the extended ejecta blanket of Pierazzo crater 2018Icar..301...26B

Robbins, S. J., Runyon, K., Singer, K. N., Bray, V. J., Beyer, R. A., Schenk, P., McKinnon, W. B., Grundy, W. M., Nimmo, F., Moore, J. M., Spencer, J. R., White, O. L., Binzel, R. P., Buie, M. W., Buratti, B. J., Cheng, A. F., Linscott, I. R., Reitsema, H. J., Reuter, D. C., Showalter, M. R., Tyler, G. L., Young, L. A., Olkin, C. B., Ennico, K. S., Weaver, H. A., Stern, S. A. Investigation of Charon's Craters With Abrupt Terminus Ejecta, Comparisons With Other Icy Bodies, and Formation Implications 2018JGRE..123...20R

White, O. L., Schenk, P. M., Bellagamba, A. W., Grimm, A. M., Dombard, A. J., Bray, V. J. Impact crater relaxation on Dione and Tethys and relation to past heat flow 2017Icar..288...37W

Robbins, S. J., Singer, K. N., Bray, V. J., Schenk, P., Lauer, T. R., Weaver, H. A., Runyon, K., McKinnon, W. B., Beyer, R. A., Porter, S., White, O. L., Hofgartner, J. D., Zangari, A. M., Moore, J. M., Young, L. A., Spencer, J. R., Binzel, R. P., Buie, M. W., Buratti, B. J., Cheng, A. F., Grundy, W. M., Linscott, I. R., Reitsema, H. J., Reuter, D. C., Showalter, M. R., Tyler, G. L., Olkin, C. B., Ennico, K. S., Stern, S. A., New Horizons Lorri, M. I. T. Craters of the Pluto-Charon system 2017Icar..287..187R

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