B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics - University of Dayton (1992)
Ph.D. in Planetary Science - California Institute of Technology, (1999)
JPL Scientist IV (2009-Present)
JPL Research Scientist (2004-2009)
JPL Scientist (2002-2004)
Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar at JPL (1999-2002)
Mesoscale/weather data analysis, modeling and forcasting of the martian atmosphere
Orbital/surface observations of the martian atmosphere and data assimilation of such observations
Long term (4.5 Gyr)evolution/climate change of the martian atmosphere (composition, dynamics and transport)
Group Achievement Award to MRO Comet Siding Spring Observing Team (2015)
Group Achievement Award to MSL Project Operations Team (2013)
NASA Group Achievement Award MRO MCS Science Team (2011)
NASA Group Achievement Award MRO Flight and Relay Operations Team (2011)
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1992 to 1995)
Lewis A. Kingsley Foundation Fellowship (1995)
President's Scholarship (University of Dayton) (1988 to 1992)
Senior Computer Science Alumni Award of Excellence (1992)
NCR Award of Excellence (1990)
Kass, D.M., and Y.L. Yung, "Loss of Atmosphere from Mars due to Solar Wind-Induced Sputtering," Science, 268, 697-699, 1995.
Kass, D.M., and Y.L. Yung, "The Loss of Atmosphere from Mars-Response," Science, 274, 19321933 , 1996.
Yung, Y.L., and Kass, D.M., "Deuteronomy: A Puzzle of Deuterium and Oxygen on Mars," Science, 280, 1545-1546, 1996.
Wolf, R.A., K.A. Farley, and D.M. Kass, "Modeling of the Temperature Sensitivity of the Apatite (UTh)/He Thermochronometer," Chem. Geol., 148, 105-114, 1998.
Kass, D.M., and Y.L. Yung, "Water on Mars: Isotopic constraints on exchange between the atmosphere and surface," GRL, 26, 3653-2656, 1999.
Zhang, K.Q., A.P. Ingersoll, D.M. Kass, J.C. Pearl, M.D. Smith, B.J. Conrath, and R.M. Haberle, "Assimilation of Mars Atmospheric Temperature Data into a General Circulation Model. 2. Data from the Mars Global Surveyor Mapping Orbits," JGR 106, 32862-32877, 2001.
Kass, D.M., Y.L. Yung, "Evolution of the Martian Atmosphere: Results of a Monte Carlo Model of Sputtering," In press Icarus, 2003.
Golombek et al., "Selection of the Mars Exploration Rover landing sites," JGR, 108(E12), 8072, doi:10.1029/2003JE002074, 2003.
Crisp J., M. Adler, J. Matijevic, S. Squyres, R.A. Arvidson, D. Kass, "The Mars Exploration Rover Mission," JGR, 108(E12), doi10.1029/2002JE002038, 2003.
Kass, D.M., J.T. Schofield, T.I. Michaels, S.C.R. Rafkin, M.I. Richardson, A.D. Toigo, "Analysis of atmospheric mesoscale models for entry, descent and landing," JGR, 108(E12), doi10.1029/2003JE002065, 2003.
McCleese et al., “Mars Climate Sounder: An investigation of thermal and water vapor structure, dust and condensate distributions in the atmosphere, and energy balance of the polar regions,” JGR, 112(E5), doi:10.1029/2006JE002790, 2007.
Benson, J.L., D.M. Kass, A. Kleinböhl, D.J. McCleese, J.T. Schofield, and F.W. Taylor, “Mars’ South Polar Hood as Observed by the Mars Climate Sounder, ” JGR, 115, doi:10.1029/2009JE003554, 2010.
Heavens et al., “Vertical distribution of dust in the Martian atmosphere during northern spring and summer: High-altitude tropical dust maximum at northern summer solstice,” JGR, 116, doi:10.1029/2010JE003692, 2011.
Hu, R., D. M. Kass, B. L. Ehlmann, and Y. L. Yung, “Tracing the fate of carbon and the atmospheric evolution of Mars,” Nature Comm. 6, 10003, 10.1038/ncomms10003, 2015.
Kass, D.M A. Kleinböhl, D. J. McCleese, J. T. Schofield and M. D. Smith, “Interannual similarity in the Martian atmosphere during the dust storm season,” GRL, 43, 6111-6118, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068978, 2016.
Heavens, N. G., A. Kleinböhl, M. S. Chaffin, J. S. Halekas, D. M. Kass, P. O. Hayne, D. J. McCleese, S. Piqueux, J. H. Shirley, and J. T. Schofield, 2018. Deep convection in dust storms enhances hydrogen escape from Mars, Nature Astron. 2, 126-132, 10.1038/s41550-017-0353-4.