Cyril Grima, Ph.D.

Planetary Cryospheres

Understanding the icy environments of the Earth and planetary bodies

Portfolio Resume

Research Interests

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Planetary bodies are isolated systems with their own evolution history from which emerges an outstanding diversity of landscapes. However, there is a commonality in the fundamental mechanisms and forces shaping them. My work aims to better understand planetary environments with this underlying assumption that planetary analogy augments the science.

My speciality is to investigate planetary bodies with radar sounders, a remote sensing technology providing vertical data up to planetary ionospheres and through the surface down to deep undergound. Radar sounders are optimal in icy environments, hence polarizing my research to planetary cryospheres such as Mars, Titan, Europa, and the Earth polar regions.

Theory

Development of theoritical tools for radar inversion of geophysical data

Observation

Data Interpretation from space missions and terrestrial investigations

Mission

Definition of future space missions

Institute for Geophysics

J.J. Pickle Research Campus
Building 196
10100 Burnet Road (R2200)
Austin, TX 78758-4445

cyril.grima[at]gmail.com