Carin Cornwall is from Flagstaff, Arizona where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in geology and first began her research in aeolian processes on Mars as a science technician for the United States Geological Survey. She attended the University of Washington where her Master’s research focused on the thermopysical properties of aeolian deposits on Mars and abrasion of mafic minerals in the laboraory to determine a potential mafic mineral maturity index for martian sediments. She is now at the University of Ulster pursuing a Ph.D.
Her current research interests include the rate, timing and volume of aeolian sediment transport on Mars, changes in dune morphology, and computational fluid dynamics.
B.S., Geology, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff (2010)
M.S., Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle (2014)
May 2006 – May 2007 Volunteer, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ
June 2007 – Aug 2009 Student contractor, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 2009 – Sep 2010 Physical Science Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 2010 – August 2014 Graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Washington
October 2014 – Present Ph.D. student at the University of Ulster
PROFESSIONAL/SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
2007 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, TX
2007 Exploring with JMARS: A Data User’s Workshop, Tempe, AZ
2007 Annual Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium, Tempe, AZ
2008 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, TX
2008 First International Planetary Dunes Workshop: A Record of Climate Change, Alamogordo, NM
2009 CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland
2009 Third International Conference on Mars Polar Energy Balance and the CO2 Cycle, Seattle, WA
2010 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX
2010 Second International Planetary Dunes Workshop: A Record of Climate Change, Alamosa, CO
2012 Third International Planetary Dunes Workshop: A Record of Climate Change, Flagstaff, AZ
2013 THEMIS science-team collaboration meeting, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ
2014 Eighth International Conference on Mars, California Institute of Technology, Pasadina, CA
2014 The 20th Windy Day: Annual discussion day for aeolian research, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
Cornwall, C. and Titus, T. N. (2007), A study of spatial and temporal distribution of Martian polar cold spots, LPSC XXXVIII, 2391 (ABS).
Cornwall, C. and Titus, T. N. (2008), Comparison of north and south polar cold spots of Mars: Implications for the global dust storm of 2001, LPSC XXXIX, 1089 (ABS).
Cornwall, C., and Titus, T. N. (2009), Spatial and temporal distributions of Martian north polar cold spots before, during, and after the global dust storm of 2001, J. Geophys. Res., 114, E02003, doi:10.1029/2008JE003243.
Cornwall, C. and Titus, T. N. (2009), Martian cold spot activity in the northern and southern hemispheres and the effects of the global dust storm of 2001, 3rd Int’l MPEB, 7015 (ABS).
Cornwall, C. and Titus, T. N. (2010), Martian H2O Ice Outliers in the Northern Plains, LPSC XLI, 1107 (ABS).
Cornwall, C. and Titus, T. N. (2010), Compositional analysis of 21 Martian equatorial dune fields and possible sand sources, Second Int’l Planetary Dunes Workshop, 1552 (ABS).
Cornwall, C., and T. N. Titus (2010), A comparison of Martian north and south polar cold spots and the long-term effects of the 2001 global dust storm, J. Geophys. Res., 115, E06011, doi:10.1029/2009JE003514.
Cornwall, C., S. Wood, and M. Johnson (2012), Possible seasonal induration of southern mid-latitude dune fields on Mars, Third Int’l Planetary Dunes Workshop, 7055 (ABS).
Barlow, N., J. M. Boyce, and C. Cornwall (2014) Low-aspect-ratio layered ejecta (LARLE) craters: Distribution, characteristics, and relationship to pedestal craters, Icarus, 239, 186-200.
Cornwall, C., and C. Schreiber (2014) Earth analogs of grain characteristics for Martian aeolian deposits: A study of mafic sediment maturity, Eighth International Conference on Mars, 1011 (ABS).
AWARDS AND GRANT ACTIVITY
NASA Space Grant, 2006-2007 (Undergraduate support to pursue research with a mentor)
JPL Mars Student Travel Award, 2009 (Support for the Mars Polar Energy Workshop)
NASA’s Mars Program Student Travel Award, 2014 (Support for The Eigth International Conference on Mars)
Earth and Space Sciences Distinguished Graduate Student Research Fellowship, June – August 2014 (Support for Masters research)
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/PUBLIC OUTREACH
Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Geophysical Research, January 2012
Manuscript reviewer for Icarus, April 2013
Mentor for Summer Undergraduate Research Program under the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, June – August 2013
Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment tutor, September – December 2013
University of Washington guest lecturer for ESS 106: Living with Volcanoes, February 10, 2014
Outreach with the University of Washington for science in high schools, March 11, 2014
University of Washington guest lecturer for ESS 106: Living with Volcanoes, May 30 and June 2, 2014