On the rim of the Barringer Meteor Crater, Winslow, AZ, November of 2013
Hi, my name is David K. Weiss.
I'm a graduate student in planetary geology at Brown. I got my B.S. in
geology from the College of Charleston in 2012. You can contact me at David_Weiss@brown.edu.
My research interests include (1) martian impact cratering; (2) early Mars geologic history.
My personal interests include wilderness backpacking.
My graduate advisor is Jim Head.
My undergraduate advisor was Cass Runyon.
Check out (1) my peer-reviewed publications;
(2) my recent talks and conference participation;
(3) my press.
- Ejecta Mobility of Layered Ejecta Craters on Mars: Assessing the Influence of Snow and Ice Deposits (pdf)
Formation of double-layered ejecta craters on Mars: A glacial substrate model (pdf)
- D. K. Weiss and J.W. Head (2014), Icarus.
- D. K. Weiss and J.W. Head (2013), GRL.
- Weiss, D. K. , Head, J. W. “Noachian Highland Crater Degradation on Mars: Assessing the Role of Regional Snow and Ice Deposits in a Cold and Icy Early Mars”.
Weiss, D. K. , Head, J. W. “Ejecta Mobility of Layered Ejecta Craters on Mars: Assessing the Influence of Surface Snow and Ice Deposits”.
- 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, March 21, 2014, Abstract # 1077.
Weiss, D. K. , Head, J. W. “Double-Layered Ejecta Craters (DLE) on Mars: Assessing a Glacial Substrate Model as a Factor in their Origin”.
- 4th Moscow Solar System Symposium, Moscow, Russia, October 15th, 2013, Abstract PS-05.
Weiss, D. K. , Budney, C. J, Shiraishi, L, Klein, K., Gilbert, J. “Rock Sample Destruction Limits for the Mars Sample Return Mission”.
- 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, March 22, 2013, Abstract # 1183.
- American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, CA, Dec 7, 2012, Abstract # 1914. (JPL technical report)
- Strange Mars Craters Created By Ice?, August 2013 (National Geographic, Space.com, Discovery News)
- 'Honeycombs' and Hexacopters Help Tell Story of Mars, March 2013 (NASA article)
I find the unusual double-layered ejecta (DLE) crater morphology on Mars particularily interesting.