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RED 24

March 17th - 23rd 2024

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Susan Conway

CNRS Research Scientist
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Planetary Geomorphology, topography, experiments, remote sensing, Mars, Mercury, Earth analogues

Susan Conway is a planetary geomorphologist working for the CNRS at the Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géosciences in Nantes. She studies the surfaces of the rocky bodies of the Solar System to better understand the processes that shape them with a focus on the influence of volatiles. For example, sublimation is a common process in the Solar System, but understudied as a landscape-forming process because it does not dominate on Earth. She uses laboratory experiments, analogue fieldwork on Earth and topographic remote sensing to perform her research. She is also involved in instrument teams on space missions: the cameras HiRISE onboard NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and CaSSIS onboard ESA Trace Gas Orbiter. Her recent work includes studying mass wasting processes on Mercury and Ceres, the role of sublimation of carbon dioxide ice in causing downslope flows on Mars, using machine learning to map dust devils on Mars and the influence of permafrost degradation in triggering landslides on Earth.
Credit photo: Stéphanie Beaunay

Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géosciences UMR CNRS 6112 – 2 rue de la Houssinière – BP 92208, 44322 Nantes Cedex 3