An aerial view of the Windfall Mountain Fire with the Tatonduk River in the background.
National Park Service photo by Linda Stromquist.
A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle.
People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain has been steaming ever since, even through the coldest days of winter. Scientists thought a likely cause for the smoldering mountaintop was an oily rock deposit that somehow caught fire.
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By nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)
WEST OF NUIQSUT -- A sick snowmachine awaits rescue here on the snow-covered ice of this boot-shaped lake. After an 85-mile journey from our last stop at Umiat, one of the Ski Doo Skandics sputtered to a crawl a few miles from our intended campsite here.
The Arctic is a region of extremes where conducting work and research is often difficult, costly and even dangerous. The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration and the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex are poised with new management and a refined focus to make operations easier in the far north.
Radar sensors are like eyes that see in the dark, but better.
Scientists can now illuminate the dark side of the moon or take a look at Venus’ landscape. The sensors can help a plane land in bad weather or watch glaciers crawl toward calving.
Ph.D., Department of Geological Science (Planetary Science), 2013, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
B.S., Physics and Astronomy (Departmental Honors), 2008, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, original award period September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011, renewed for September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012 and September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013
Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society: Inducted Spring 2007
Graduate Student Astrobiology Journal Club organizer, Fall 2010-Spring 2013
2012 Research Focus Group organizing committee, August 2012
2012 Astrobiology Graduate Student Conference organizing committee, August 2012
YMCA Period Zero Volunteer, August 2011-May 2012
Denver Rock and Mineral Show science demonstration volunteer, September 2011
Boulder Valley School District mentoring, November 2010-May 2011
Community Access Mentoring, Fall 2009-December 2010 (termination of program)
4th Hydrologic Sciences Student Research Symposium organizing committee, April 2009
JHU Chapter of Society of Physics Students: Vice president, Fall 2007; Fall 2007-Spring 2008
Girl Scouts leader, Barclay Elementary School, Baltimore, MD, Fall 2005-Spring 2008
(January 2014 - Present) Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks
(Summer 2009 - August 2013) Graduate Student Research Assistant, Laboratory for Atmosphere and Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
(Summer 2008) Research Assistant, JHU Physics Department, Baltimore, Maryland
(Summer 2006 - Fall 2007) Research Assistnat, JHU Physics Department, Baltimore, Maryland
I am most intrigued by surface processes and histories of planets. In particular, I feel that many ideas and conclusions can be drawn when comparing processes and features on Earth to other planetary bodies. This comparison helps elucidate past environments and changes over time both on Earth and other planets. In an astrobiological sense, understanding paleoenvironments speaks to the habitability of a planet; thus how widespread life may be beyond Earth. Additionally, recognizing the present day expression of those paleoenvironments will help guide selection of sites of interest for future missions.
Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, K.S. Kierein-Young, and K.L. Rogers (118) Visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy analysis of acid-sulfate alteration in volcanic systems in Nicaragua: Analogs for early Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 118, 2213-2233, doi:10.1002/jgre.20159.
Hynek, B.M., T.M. McCollom, E.C. Marcucci, K. Brugman, and K.L. Rogers (2013) Assessment of environmental controls on acid-sulfate alteration at active volcanoes in Nicaragua: Applications to relic hydrothermal systems on Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets 118, 2083-2104, doi:10.1002/jgre.20140.
Marcucci, E.C. and B.M. Hynek (2014) Laboratory simulations of acid-sulfate weathering under volcanic hydrothermal conditions: Implications for early Mars, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 119, 679-703, doi:10.1002/2013JE004439.
Marcucci, E.C., B.M. Hynek, K.S. Kierein-Young, and M. Osterloo (in prep) Application of acid-sulfate experiments, models, and fieldwork to Coprates Chasma, Mars
The University of Alaska will serve as one of six official Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft system test sites, the federal agency announced today.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host a free public lecture, "Detecting volcanic eruptions from afar,” Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. Parking on campus is free after 5 p.m.
Professor of remote sensing Jon Dehn will give the presentation, which is part of the weekly research showcase hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity.
For more information on the lecture, call 450-8772 or visit http://www.uaf.edu/ursa/.