Daniel Kent Ross, Scientist
Cosmochemistry and Geochemistry
JETS Employee / Jacobs
Volatiles and D/H ratios in Martian meteorites. Volatile element surface deposits on lunar volcanic glass spherules. Igneous petrology of lunar rocks and martian meteorites. Mid-ocean ridge basalt petrogenesis. Cumulate rocks in oceanic crust and basic layered intrusions. Application of electron and ion beam instruments to problems in cosmochemistry and geochemistry.
NASA-JSC-ARES/Jacobs Engineering - FE-SEM lab manager and planetary research scientist (2009-present)
UC Berkeley - Electron Probe and SEM lab manager (2005 - 2009)
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Electron Probe and XRF lab manager (2001-2005)
University of Houston - Texas Center for Superconductivity, Electron probe lab manager (1992-2001)
Ph.D. University of Houston, 1993
M.Sc. University of Houston, 1988
B.S. Ohio State University, 1982
Ross, D. K., Ito, M. Hervig, R. Rao, M. N. and L. E. Nyquist. (2011) Recognizing the Effects of Terrestrial Contamination on D/H Ratios in Shergottite Phosphates, 42nd LPSC - abstract # 1920.
Ross, D. K., Thomas-Keprta, K. L. Rahman, Z. Wentworth, S.J. and D. S. McKay. (2011) FE-SEM, FIB and TEM Study of Surface Deposits on Apollo 15 Green Glass Volcanic Spherules, 42nd LPSC - abstract # 2203.
Ross, D.K., Ito, M., Rao, M.N., Hervig, R., Williams, L.B., Nyquist, L. E. and A. Peslier. (2010) Jarosite in the shergottite QUE 94201, 41st LPSC - abstract # 1476.
Ross, K. and D. Elthon (1997) Extreme trace element depletion of diopside in residual mantle from south of the Kane Fracture Zone. Proc. Ocean Drilling Program v. 153.
Ross, K. and D. Elthon (1993) Cumulates from strongly depleted mid-ocean ridge basalts. (1993) Nature, v. 365,826 -829.