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Professor David Rothery

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Profile: Professor David Rothery

Professor David Rothery

About me

Professor David Rothery is a volcanologist and planetary scientist at The Open University, where he is Professor of Planetary Geosciences within the Department of Physical Sciences. In 2006 he was appointed UK Lead Scientist on MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer) on the European Space Agency mission to Mercury (to be launched in 2018).
His research interests centre on the study of volcanic activity by means of remote sensing, and volcanology and geoscience in general on other planets.
Books include Moons: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), Planets: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), Geology: The Key Ideas [Teach Yourself Geology] (Hodder Education), Teach Yourself Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis (Hodder Education), Planet  Mercury: From Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World (Springer-Praxis).

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Professor David Rothery's research

Professor David Rothery (2018-06) Volcanism on Mercury(1), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science

Chris Malliband et al. (2018-05) 1:3M Geological Mapping of the Derain (H-10) Quadrangle of Mercury, In Mercury: Current and Future Science 2018

Chris Malliband et al. (2018-05) Small smooth units (‘young’ lavas?) abutting lobate scarps on Mercury, In Mercury: Current and Future Science 2018

Chris Malliband et al. (2018-05) Potential Identification of sublimation-driven downslope mass movement on Mercury, In Mercury: Current and Future Science of the Innermost Planet

David Pegg et al. (2018-04) Geological Mapping of the Debussy Quadrangle (H-14) Preliminary Results, In Mercury: Current and Future Science of the Innermost Planet

Jack Wright et al. (2018-03-25) Constructional volcanic edifices on Mercury: candidates and hypotheses of formation, In Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets(123), Wiley-Blackwell

Jack Wright et al. (2018-03-09) Candidate constructional volcanic edifices on Mercury, In Mercury: Current and Future Science of the Innermost Planet

Jack Wright et al. (2018-03-09) Geological mapping of the Hokusai (H05) quadrangle of Mercury: Status update, In Mercury: Current and Future Science of the Innermost Planet

Jack Wright et al. (2018-03-09) Post-deposition (and ongoing?) modification of Caloris ejecta blocks, In Mercury: Current and Future Science of the Innermost Planet

Jack Wright et al. (2018-02-02) Geological mapping of the Hokusai (H05) quadrangle of Mercury: Status update, In 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

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