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David Weiss

Adjunct Lecturer

Address: SSMB 235
E-mail: dkweiss@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://www.planetary.brown.edu/grad_pages/Weiss/



Education

Brown University

Ph.D. Geology, 2017

M.Sc. Geology, 2014

College of Charleston

B.S. Geology and Environmental Geosciences, 2012


Research Interests

  • martian impact cratering
  • the nature of the early Mars climate
  • the characteristics and geologic history of the martian cryosphere and hydrologic cycle

Courses Taught

GEOL 103L Environmental Geology Laboratory

GEOL 206 Planetary Geology

GEOL 260/260L/460L NASA Space Mission Design


Publications

Weiss, D. K., J. W. Head, A. M. Palumbo, and J. P. Cassanelli (2017), Extensive Amazonian-aged fluvial channels on Mars: Evaluating the role of Lyot crater in their formation, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 5336-5344, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073821.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2017), Evidence for stabilization of the ice-cemented cryosphere in earlier martian history: Implications for the current abundance of groundwater at depth on Mars, Icarus, 288, 120-147, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.016.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2017), Testing landslide and atmospheric-effects models for the formation of double-layered ejecta craters on Mars, Meteroritics and Planetary Science, doi: 10.1111/maps.12859.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2017), Salt of ice diapirism origin for the honeycomb terrain in Hellas basin, Mars?: Implications for the early martian climate, Icarus, 284, 249-263, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.016.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2016), Impact ejecta-induced melting of surface ice deposits on Mars, Icarus, 280, 205-233, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.007.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2015), Crater degradation in the Noachian highlands of Mars: Assessing the hypothesis of regional snow and ice deposits on a cold and icy early Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 117, 401-420, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2015.08.009.

Head, J.W., and D. K. Weiss (2014), Preservation of ancient ice at Pavonis and Arsia Mons: Tropical mountain deposits on Mars, Planetary and Space Science, 103, 331-338, 10.1016/j.pss.2014.09.004.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2014), Ejecta mobility of layered ejecta craters on Mars: Assessing the influence of snow and ice deposit, Icarus, 233, 131-146, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.01.038.

Weiss, D. K., and J. W. Head (2013), Formation of double-layered ejecta craters on Mars: A glacial substrate model, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(15), 3819-3824, doi: 10.1002/grl.50778.