School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Frances Rivera-Hernández is a planetary geologist who studies sedimentary deposits and landforms on Earth and Mars to interpret present and past planetary surface conditions and habitability. Her Antarctic research has focused on studying modern and ancient lake deposits and processes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
Field camp - helicopter access
sedimentology, surface processes, mars analogs, lakes
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Earth Sciences
SCAR Science Group Affiliation