Research

janice bishop Credit: L. Gruendler.

Research areas include:

Surface composition of Mars

Analyses of hyperspectral CRISM images

Analyses of multichannel Pancam images

Spectral properties of minerals

Phyllosilicates

Sulfates

Phosphates

Iron oxides/hydroxides

Spectral properties of mixtures

Characterization of Martian meteorites

Characterization of Mars analog sites

Altered volcanic material at Haleakala, Maui

Altered volcanic material on Iceland.

Solfataric alteration inside Kilauea, Hawaii

Jarositic crusts near Kilauea, Hawaii

Coatings on volcanic rocks near Kilauea, Hawaii

Synthesis and reaction of minerals

Interactions between minerals and microbes