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Miss Rhian Chapman

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences

Professional biography

I am currently in my final year of postgraduate study within the Planetary Environments Group at The Open University.

After completing my MPhys in Astrophysics (Cardiff University) I worked in industry for a number of years before returning to academia.

Research interests

I am investigating the formation of small and regional dust storms on Mars, their influence on the Martian climate, and their potential impact on future Mars lander missions. I am studying the processes by which dust is lifted from the Martian surface, and how these dust lifting processes are represented within the UK Mars Global Circulation Model (MGCM).

Interests: planetary atmospheres, climate modelling, numerical simulation.

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