Laura Kerber is a research scientist at JPL with interests in physical volcanology, aeolian geomorphology, wind over complex surfaces, the ancient Martian climate, the role of sulfur in planetary atmospheres, and extraterrestrial cave environments. Laura holds two Masters Degrees, in Geology and Engineering (Fluid Mechanics), and a PhD in Geology from Brown University. She enjoys combining remote sensing, field work, and modeling, and working on the interface between the surface geology and the atmosphere. She is the Deputy Project Scientist of Mars Odyssey and the Principal Investigator of a Discovery mission concept called Moon Diver, which aims to send an extreme terrain rover to explore deep caverns on the Moon in order to understand the Solar System’s largest volcanic eruptions.
Reviewer for Icarus, GRL, Science, JGR, Journal of Aeolian Research; Panel Member, ROSES; Session Convener, AGU; Guest Editor, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Physical Volcanology, Flood Volcanism, Explosive Volcanism, Pyroclastic Deposits on Mercury and the Moon, Aeolian Geomorphology, Yardangs, Transverse Aeolian Ridges, the Boundary Layer, Wind Over Complex Surfaces, Aerodynamic Surface Roughness, the Ancient Martian Climate, the Role of Sulfur in Planetary Atmospheres, Extraterrestrial Cave Environments.