Elizabeth (Liz) Rampe, Postdoctoral Fellow
Planetary geology, chemical weathering and soil formation processes
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (NPP)
Dr. Elizabeth Rampe is a post-doc for Dr. Dick Morris at Johnson Space Center (JSC). Her research focuses on characterizing past aqueous environments on Mars by studying the chemical weathering products on the surface. The types of chemical weathering products provide important details about the environments in which they formed and can help identify locales that may have harbored life. She searches for evidence of these weathering products in infrared (IR) spectra from the martian surface by studying IR spectra of naturally weathered rocks from Earth and weathering products she synthesizes in the laboratory. She is also doing laboratory experiments that will help identify and quantify weathering products that the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover encounters in the martian rocks and soil at Gale crater.
PhD Arizona State University 2011
BA Colgate University 2005
- M3EGA Lab
- Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Lab
- Spectroscopy and Magnetics Lab
- X-Ray Diffraction Lab
Rampe, E. B., M. D. Kraft, and T. G. Sharp (2009) Chemical weathering trends from TIR spectral models: Implications for deriving weathering trends from martian spectral data. LPS XL, Abstract 2132.
Rampe, E. B., M. D. Kraft, T. G. Sharp, D. C. Golden, and D. W. Ming (2010) Thermal infrared emission spectroscopy of synthetic allophane and its potential formation on Mars. LPS XLI, Abstract 1938.
Rampe, E. B., N. L. Lanza, and T. G. Sharp (2010) Near-IR spectroscopy of clay minerals and amorphous silicates: Understanding aqueous alteration environments on Mars. FACSS, Abstract 36651.
Rampe, E. B., M. D. Kraft, T. G. Sharp, D. C. Golden, D. W. Ming, and P. R. Christensen (2010) Allophane on Mars: Evidence from IR spectroscopy and TES spectral models. Eos Trans. AGU, 91 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P51F-03.
Rampe, E. B., M. D. Kraft, T. G. Sharp, D. C. Golden, D. W. Ming, P. R. Christensen, and S. W. Ruff (2011) Detection of allophane on Mars through orbital and in-situ thermal-infrared spectroscopy. LPS XLII, Abstract 2145.
Rampe, E. B., M. D. Kraft, and T. G. Sharp (2011) Allophane at Mawrth Vallis: Implications for aqueous alteration history. Abstract P31C-1716, presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.