NASA Ames Mars Climate Modeling Group

Group Members


  • Jeffery Hollingsworth
  • Tony Colaprete
  • Robert M. Haberle
  • Melinda A. Kahre
Tony Colaprete Bio
  • Dr. Tony Colaprete

  • Research Scientist
  • Education:
  • Ph.D. Astrophysical
  • Planetary and Atmospheric Science
  • University of Colorado, 2000
  • M.S. Astrophysical
  • Planetary and Atmospheric Science
  • University of Colorado, 1998
  • B.A. Physics
  • University of Colorado, 1992

Work and Research:
I build computer models of planetary atmospheres, and design instruments that make measurements. Current efforts are toward the NASA Ames Mars general circulation model (GCM), a 3D dynamical model that simulates Martian weather and climate. Specifically, I am working on how to include clouds and dust into the GCM. I also am a co-investigator on a proposed Mars mission called Pascal. Pascal consists of 18 individual probes that land all over the Martian surface. As a co-investigator I am in charge of developing a digital camera that will take pictures of the Martian surface during probe descent.