Earth

Earth

    Earth Dynamics Observatory

    Combines the University’s strengths in space exploration, instrumentation, and earth sciences to learn more about our planet. Collecting information about Earth from space provides new information about how Earth systems work, how they are changing, and how humans might anticipate and respond to changes. Integrating UA’s expertise across diverse disciplines, in partnership with agencies and industry, allows researchers to collaboratively pose questions, design instruments to acquire the data needed to answer the questions, get the instruments into space to collect and transmit the data, analyze the data, and interpret its meaning. The results, especially when combined with ground-based data, will place the university at the forefront of understanding and educating others about how our planet functions and how we can mitigate and respond to hazards.


    CatSat

    CatSat is a 6U CubeSat being built and tested by University of Arizona students, faculty, and staff.
    During the mission’s six month expected lifetime, CatSat will detect high frequency signals from HAM radio operators all around the globe with its WSPR antenna, demonstrate an inflatable antenna for high bandwidth transmission, and provide high resolution imaging of the Earth. The data this satellite provides will give insights on the variation of the ionosphere and the technical capabilities of the new systems being tested.

    Earth Faculty

    Lynn Carter

    Associate Professor, University Distinguished Scholar

    Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Titan & Outer Solar System

    Dani Mendoza DellaGiustina

    Assistant Professor, Deputy Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-REx, Principal Investigator, OSIRIS-APEX

    Earth, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

    Christopher Hamilton

    Associate Professor

    Astrobiology, Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces

    Jack Holt

    Professor, EDO Director

    Planetary Surfaces, Planetary Analogs, Earth, Planetary Geophysics

    Lon Hood

    Research Professor

    Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Geophysics

    Sukrit Ranjan

    Assistant Professor

    Astrobiology, Earth, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Formation and Evolution, Theoretical Astrophysics

    Earth Researchers

    Brett Carr

    Researcher/Scientist

    Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces

    Rishi Chandra

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Geophysics, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

    Michael Daniel

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Earth, Planetary Surfaces

    Nathan Hadland

    PTYS Graduate Student

    Astrobiology, Earth, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces

    Arnaud Salvador

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Astrobiology, Earth, Exoplanets, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Geophysics

    Sarah Sutton

    Photogrammetry Program Lead, HiRISE, Researcher/Scientist

    Earth, Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

    Earth Support Staff

    Singleton Papendick

    Science Operations Engineer, HiRISE

    Earth, Planetary Surfaces