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Emily Mason
Emily Mason
Phone:
(806) 438-6761
Email:
emily.lee.mason@gmail.com
Office:
Eller O&M 1205D
Address:

Texas A&M University O&M Building
MS 3150 
College Station, Texas 77843


Degrees:

B.S. IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FROM TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

M.S. IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES FROM TEXAS A&M UNIVERISITY (IN PROGRESS)

Awards:
2012:  Diversity Scholarship
Courses:
ATMO 202: ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB SECTION

Emily Mason

Graduate Student

Research Interests

I am studying light scattering in the Martian atmosphere. My work involves testing a model of different shapes and particle sizes to determine optical properties of the prevalent Martian dust. This dust, through scattering, heats the atmosphere. It is important to determine the magnitude of this effect in order to provide dynamical models with an accurate temperature profile.

Selected Publications

Mahaffy P.R., C.R. Webster, J. C. Stern, S.K. Atreya, A. E. Brunner, G. J. Flesch, J. L. Eigenbrod, P.G. Conrad, S. Domangal-Goldman, L. E. Christensen, H. B. Franz, C. Freissinet, D. P. Glavin, J. P. Grotzinger, J. H. Jones, L.A. Leshin, C. Malespin, A. C. McAdam, D. W. Ming, R. Navarro-Gonzalez, P. B.Niles, T. Owen, A. A. Pavlov, A. Steele, M. G. Trainer, K. H. Williford, J. J. Wray, and MSL Science Team★, 2015. The Imprint of Atmospheric Evolution in the D/H of Hesperian Clay Minerals on Mars. Science 347, no. [★ as a member of the “MSL Science Team: identified in Supplementary Material]

Webster, C.R., P.R. Mahaffy, S.K. Atreya, G.J. Flesch, M. A. Mischna, P-Y Meslin, K.A. Farley, P. G. Conrad, , L.E. Christensen, A. A. Pavlov, J M-Torres, M-P Zorzano, T. H. McConnochie, T Owen, J. L. Eigenbrode, D. P. Glavin, A. Steele, C. A. Malespin, P. D. Archer Jr., B. Sutter, P. Coll, C. Freissinet, P. McKay, J.E. Moores, S P. Schwenzer, J C. Bridges, R N-Gonzalez, R. Gellert, M. T. Lemmon,  and the MSL Science Team★, 2015. Mars methane detection and variability at Gale crater. Science 347(6220), 415-417. DOI:10.1126/science.1261713. [★ as a member of the “MSL Science Team: identified in Supplementary Material]

Additional Information

Advisor: Mark Lemmon

Presentations

Mason, E., M.T. Lemmon (2014). An application using triaxial ellipsoids to model Martian dust at the Phoenix landing site. Abstract presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 15-19. (Poster presentation)

Lemmon, M.T., E.L. Mason (2014). Martian dust aerosol size and shape as constrained by Phoenix lander polarimetry. Abstract presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, DPS, Tucson, AZ, Nov. 9-14. (Oral presentation)

Mason, E., M.T. Lemmon (2013). Martian dust aerosols in the north polar summer: Scattering properties and shape. Abstract presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 9-13. (Oral presentation)

Lemmon, M.T., E. Mason (2013). Martian dust aerosols in the north polar summer. Abstract presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, DPS, Denver, CO, Oct. 6-11 (Poster presentation)

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