Physics & Astronomy

David Klassen


David Klassen


Ph.D., University of Wyoming: Planetary Science

My research uses near-infrared (wavelengths from 1.5–4.1 µm) spectral imaging to investigate the water content of martian clouds over diurnal, seasonal, and interannual timescalses. The near-infrared spectral range contains diagnostic features of water and carbon-dioxide ices and certain minerals thought to be on Mars based on in-situ measurements.  The spectral images I use come from both my observing program at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (Mauna Kea, Hawaii) and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM instrument.  This work is done in collaboration with scientists at the Space Science Institute and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and has been funded by both NASA and the NSF.  Over the years I have also had the pleasure of training a multitude of Rowan undergraduates in astronomical image processing and analysis.

Contact Information
Phone: 856-256-4391
Office: SCI 130E


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