David Kass

California Institute of Technology, USA


Position: Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Co-I and IS (investigation scientist) on Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) on the Mars Reconnaissance Mission (MRO) Co-I on ExoMars Climate Sounder (EMCS) on the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Thesis title: “Change in the Martian Atmosphere,” Advisers: Y.L. Yung and A.P. Ingersoll, California Institute of Technology, 1999. Expertise: Martian Atmosphere (Mars in general to some extent), specific topics of interest in the martian atmosphere include: Atmospheric observations and retrievals Global middle atmospheric temperature structure and dynamics Martian aerosols (dust and ices) Atmospheric dynamical modeling ( Mars General Circulation Models (MGCM) Mesoscale Models Some Large Eddy Simulation experience (LES) Martian atmospheric data assimilation Evolution of the martian atmosphere Atmospheric escape/loss to space Atmospheric analysis and predictions for Mars entry, descent and landing (EDL) for Mars Exploration Rovers (MER, Spirit and Opportunity), Phoenix and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, Curiosity). Significant Mars mission operations experience

Biography Updated on 22 August 2012

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