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Tanya Harrison

Ph.D. Geology/Planetary Science
Co-Supervised with Dr. Livio Tornabene

Department
Job Title
Research Interest

Thesis Title

Formation and Evolution of Gully Systems on Mars

Publications

Publications

Tornabene, L. L., V. Ling, J. Boyce, T. N. Harrison, A. McEwen, and G. Osinski, Revised Depth-Diameter Scaling Relationships Based on the Recognition of Best-Preserved and Deepest Martian Craters. Submitted to Geophysical Research Letters.

Guallini, L., M. S. Gilmore, L. Marinangeli, N. Thomas, and T. N. Harrison, Ancient Martian Lakestands and Fluvial Processes in Iani Chaos: Geology of Light-Toned Layered Deposits and Their Relationship to Ares Vallis Outflow Channels. Accepted to Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.

Schwegman, R., G. R. Osinski, L. L. Tornabene, and T. N. Harrison, A Comparative Morphologic and Morphometric Study of Double Layered Ejecta Craters in Volcanic Terrains on Mars. Submitted to Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

Harrison, T. N., Osinski, G. R., and Tornabene, L. L. (2015), Global Documentation of Gullies with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera and Implications for Their Formation. Icarus 252, 236–324.

Williams, R. M. E., Irwin III, R. P., Burr, D. M., Harrison, T. N., and McClelland, P. (2013), Variability in Martian Sinuous Ridge Form: Case Study of Aeolis Serpens in the Aeolis Dorsa, Mars, and Insights from the Mirackina Paleoriver, South Australia. Icarus 225, 308–324.

Harrison, T. N., M. S. Gilmore, and J. P. Greenwood (2012), Experimental VNIR Reflectance Spectroscopy of Gypsum Dehydration: Investigating the Gypsum to Bassanite Transition. American Mineralogist 97, 598–609.

Harrison, T. N., M. C. Malin, K. S. Edgett, D. E. Shean, M. R. Kennedy, L. J. Lipkaman, B. A. Cantor, and L. V. Posiolova (2010), Impact-Induced Overland Fluid Flow and Channelized Erosion at Lyot Crater, Mars. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L21201.

Byrne, S., C. M. Dundas, M. R. Kennedy, M. T. Mellon, A. S. McEwen, S. C. Cull, I. J. Daubar, D. E. Shean, K. D. Seelos, S. L. Murchie, B A. Cantor, R. E. Arvidson, K. S. Edgett, A. Reufer, N. Thomas, T. N. Harrison, L. V. Posiolova, and F. P. Seelos (2009), Distribution of Mid-Latitude Ground Ice on Mars from New Impact Craters, Science 325, 1674–1676.

Wallerstein, G., T. Harrison, U. Munari, and A. Vanture (2008), The Metallicity of Lithium Abundances of the Recurring Novae T CrB and RS Oph, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 120, 867, 492–497.

Recent Abstracts

Abstract

Conway, S. J., T. N. Harrison, S. R. Lewis, M. R. Balme, R. J. Soare, and A. Britton (2016), Re-analysis of martian gully orientation and slope for comparison with climate model predictions of freeze-thaw and dry-ice sublimation. EGU General Assembly 2016, abstract EGU2016-12525.

Harrison, T. N., A. J. Pontefract, G. R. Osinski, L. L. Tornabene, C. E. Carr, S. J. Conway, M. Battler, and R. J. Soare (2016), Hydrogeological Constraints on Gully Formation and the Effects of Microbial Colonization. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2247.

Conway, S. J., T. N. Harrison, S. R. Lewis, R. J. Soare, M. Balme, and A. Britton (2016), Martian Gully Orientation and Slope Used to Test Meltwater and Carbon Dioxide Hypotheses. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1973.

Harrison, T. N., A. Mittelholtz, A. J. Pontefract, and G. R. Osinski (2016), The Importance of Imaging in Space Exploration: Lessons Learned From the 2015 CanMars MSR Analogue Mission. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1250.

Stuurman, C., J. Levy, J. Holt, T. Harrison, and G. R. Osinski (2015), Radar-Assisted Mapping of Massive Ice in Western Utopia Planitia, Mars: Degradational Mechanisms and Implications for Surface Evolution. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015, abstract #P51C-2078.

Osinski, G. R., M. Battler, T. N. Harrison, E. Pilles, H. Sapers, M. Steinberg, and L. L. Tornabene (2015), Interactive Mapping of Mars (iMARS): A New Online Educational Resource. AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly, Montréal, Canada, abstract 517B–D.

Harrison, T. N., G. R. Osinski, L. L. Tornabene, and D. K. Zylik (2015), Classifying Martian Mid-Latitude Post-Impact Crater Fill Morphologies and Their Preservation States: Insights Into Climate History on Mars. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1625.

Osinski, G. R., M. Battler, T. N. Harrison, E. Pilles, H. Sapers, M. Steinberg, and L. L. Tornabene (2015), Interactive Mapping of Mars (iMARS)—A New Online E/PO Activity. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2104.

Harrison, T. N., G. R. Osinski, L. L. Tornabene, and D. K. Zylik (2014), Classification and Mapping of Mid-Latitude Post-Impact Crater Fill Morphologies of Mars. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 46, 6, p. 793.

Harrison, T. N., G. R. Osinski, and L. L. Tornabene (2014), Global Documentation of Gullies with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (CTX) and Implications for Their Formation. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2124.

Harrison, T. N., L. L. Tornabene, and G. R. Osinski (2013), Formation of Radial Features Associated with Martian Double Layer Ejecta (DLE) Craters. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #P34C-07.

Osinski, G. R., A. Gilbert, T. N. Harrison, M. M. Mader, B. Shankar, and L. L. Tornabene (2013), Interactive Mapping of the Planets: An Online Activity Using the Google Earth Platform. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #ED13H-02.

Osinski, G. R., L. Ferriere, D. A. Kring, D. Anders, K. Armstrong, D. Baker, M. Bamberg, C. Beddingfield, T. Gaither, T. Harrison, M. S. Huber, D. Hurwitz, S. Jaret, G. Kramer, Y. Kuriyama, M. Lucas, C. L. Marion, C. Mercer, C. Mount, C. Neish, A. Nuhn, L. Ostrach, A. Pickersgill, E. Pilles, R. W. K. Potter, A. Ryan, M. Sharp, N. Swartz, O. Thompson, M. Veto, M. M. Wielicki, S. Wright, and M. Zanetti (2013), Revisiting the Distribution and Properties of Shatter Cones at the Sudbury Impact Structure, Canada. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V, Sudbury, ON, abstract #3061.

Harrison, T. N., L. L. Tornabene, and G. R. Osinski (2013), Emplacement Chronology of Double Layer Crater Ejecta on Mars. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1702.

Harrison, T. N., G. R. Osinski, and L. L. Tornabene (2013), Relationship Between Host Material and Gully Morphology on Mars. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1420.

Gilbert, A. M., G. R. Osinski, T. N. Harrison, M. Mader, A. Nuhn, B. Shankar, and L. L. Tornabene (2013), Interactive Mapping of the Planets Using the Google Earth Platform. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2045.

Tornabene, L. L., V. Ling, G. R. Osinski, J. M. Boyce, T. N. Harrison, and A. S. McEwen (2013), A Revised Global Depth-Diameter Scaling Relationship for Mars Based on Pitted Impact Melt-Bearing Craters. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2592.

Potter, R. W. K., M. L. Cable, J. Cumbers, D. Gentry, T. N. Harrison, S. Naidu, C. W. Parker, J. Reimuller, S. Shkolyar, T. K. Suer, J. Szalay, H. J. Trammell, C. C. Walker, J. Whitten, and C. J. Budney (2013), Flyby of Io with Repeat Encounters (FIRE): A New Frontiers Mission Designed to Study the Most Volcanic Body in the Solar System. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2874.

Padovan, S., M. L. Cable, J. Cumbers, D. Gentry, T. N. Harrison, S. Naidu, C. W. Parker, R. Potter, J. Reimuller, S. Shkolyar, T. K. Suer, J. Szalay, H. J. Trammell, C. C. Walker, and J. Whitten (2012), Flyby of Io with Repeat Encounters (FIRE): Designing a New Frontiers Mission to Study the Most Volcanic Body in the Solar System. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #P51A-2014.

Tornabene, L. L., V. Ling, T. Harrison, G. Osinski, and A. McEwen (2012), Crater-Related Pitted Materials on Mars: A Criterion for Crater Preservation and a Possible Water/Ice Depth Gauge? Canadian Space Summit, London, ON.

Harrison, T. N., G. R. Osinski, and L. L. Tornabene (2012), Global Documentation of Gullies with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX). Canadian Space Summit, London, ON. 

Harrison, T. N. et al. (2012), Scientific Return of a Dust Analyzer at Io. International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions, Greenbelt, MD, abstract #1139.

Harrison, T. N. (2012), The Role of High-Resolution Imaging in Planetary Geology and Astrobiology. Canadian Astrobiology Training Program Annual Meeting, Hamilton, ON.

Harrison, T. N. (2012), Evidence for Volcanism in and Near the Chaotic Terrains East of Valles Marineris, Mars, 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1057.

Guallini, L., M. S. Gilmore, T. N. Harrison, and L. Marinangeli (2011), Ancient Martian Lakestands in Iani Chaos and Their Relationship to Ares Valles Outflow Channels, 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1433.

Harrison, T. N. and M. R. Kennedy (2010), Seismically-triggered Release of Shallow Groundwater Caused by the Hale Impact, Mars, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010, abstract #P42B-03.

Edgett, K. S., B. A. Cantor, T. N. Harrison, M. R. Kennedy, L. J. Lipkaman, M. C. Malin, L. V. Posiolova, and D. E. Shean (2010), Active and Recent Volcanism on Mars. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 42, 4, 1016, abstract 34.06.

Harrison, T. N., M. C. Malin, K. S. Edgett, D. E. Shean, M. R. Kennedy, L. J. Lipkaman, B. A. Cantor, and L. V. Posiolova (2010), Impact-Induced Overland Fluid Flow and Channelized Erosion at Lyot Crater, Mars. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 42, 4, 1016, abstract 34.04.

Harrison, T. N., M. C. Malin, and K. S. Edgett (2009), Liquid Water on the Surface of Mars Today: Present Gully Activity Observed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and Direction for Future Missions. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, abstract #P43D-1454.

Harrison, T. N., M. C. Malin, and K. S. Edgett (2009), Present-day Activity, Monitoring, and Documentation of Gullies with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 41, 7, 267.  

Harrison, Tanya, M. C. Malin, and K. S. Edgett (2009), Present-day Gully Activity Observed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX), Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 41, 3, 113, abstract 57.03.

Byrne, S., C. M. Dundas, M. R. Kennedy, M. Mellon, D. Shean, I. Daubar, S. Cull, K. D. Seelos, S. L. Murchie, B. Cantor, R. E. Arvidson, K. Edgett, A. S. McEwen, T. Harrison, L. Posiolova, F. P. Seelos, HiRISE Team, and CRISM Team (2009), Excavation of Subsurface Ice on Mars by New Impact Craters. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1831.

Harrison, T. N., M. S. Gilmore, and J. P. Greenwood (2008), Experimental VNIR Reflectance Spectroscopy of Gypsum Dehydration: Constraints on Sulfate Composition at Iani Chaos, Mars. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1879.

Harrison, T. N., D. P. Winebrenner, R. S. Sletten, B. Hagedorn, B. Hallet, C. P. McKay, and J. Putkonen (2006), Modeling Ground Ice Recharge in the Antarctic Dry Valleys Using In Situ and Satellite Data. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2006, abstract #P31A-0123.

Wallerstein, G., T. Harrison, and U. Munari (2006), The Metallicity and Lithium Abundances in the Repeating Novae, RS Oph and T CrB. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 38, 1160.

Degrees Obtained

Degrees Obtained

M.Sc. arth and Environmental Sciences
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, May 2008
Thesis: Origin and Composition of the Light-Toned Layered Deposits in Iani Chaos, Mars
Relevant coursework: Geomorphology; Introduction to GIS; Mineralogy; Hydrology; Petrology; Structural Geology

B.Sc.Physics and Astronomy (double major)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, June 2006
Relevant coursework: Introduction to Glaciology; Observational Astronomy; Stellar Observation and Theory; Thermal Physics; Electromagnetism; Quantum Mechanics

Awards

Awards

Geological Society of America Paul Pellas-Graham Ryder Award for Best Student Paper in Planetary Sciences, awarded for papers published in 2015 (2016)

Amelia Earhart Fellowship (2014 & 2015)

Geological Society of America On to the Future Award (2014)

University of Western Ontario Research Western Award (2014)

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2014)

NASA Group Achievement Award, presented to the MSL Mastcam, MAHLI, & MARDI instruments team (2013)

Lunar and Planetary Institute Career Development Award (2013)

NSERC CREATE Technologies and Techniques for Space Exploration Ph.D. Fellowship (2012)

NSERC CREATE Canadian Astrobiology Training Program Ph.D. Fellowship (2012)

University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship (2012–2014)

NASA Group Achievement Award, presented to the MRO MARCI/CTX science team (2011)

NASA Connecticut Space Grant Scholar (2008)

GSN Get Schooled Games Tour Seattle 529 College Savings Plan Winner (2004)

Washington Promise Scholar (2003)

NASA/Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Project Participation

CSA CanMars Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission (2015)

CSA Mars Analogue Missions (2013–2014)

NASA Planetary Science Summer School (2012)

Science Team Collaborator, Mars Science Laboratory Mastcam, MARDI, and MAHLI (2010–2012)

Science Operations Team Member, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera (2008–2012)

Science Operations Team Member, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MARCI (2008–2012)