Graduate Students

Watters, Jackie

Position: Teaching  Assistant

Office: Wright Reiman Laboratories 202b

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Advisor: Lujendra Ojha

I'm Jackie Watters (they/them), a graduate student studying planetary science at the Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Science. I use geophysics and geomorphology to study processes on environments ranging from ancient Mars to modern Antarctica. How long did a sea linger on ancient Mars? Can liquid water be detected in the frigid environment of modern day Mars? What causes seasonal melts in shallow groundwater in Antarctica?

My current research focuses on using remote sensing, geomorphology and modelling to better understand ancient interactions between groundwater and putative hydrothermal vents in the Eridania sea on Mars about 4 billion years ago.

Thesis title:

Groundwater and heat flow modelling combined with mineralogical and morphological observations to characterize the history of potentially habitable regions in the Eridania Basin, Mars

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