Engineering degree from the French Institute for Aeronautics and Space (ISAE Ensma/Supaero)
Alex Kling works with the Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC), NASA’s leading research group for the modeling of the Martian atmosphere. His research focuses on atmospheric and flight dynamics: mesoscale modeling of regional circulations on Mars, trajectory and dispersion simulations of flight hardware, the study of mountain waves (i.e gravity waves) within the Martian atmosphere. He has been working on radiative transfer calculations to simulate primitive Martian atmospheres and on the modeling Earth-analogue systems for early Mars. He is involved in hardware design for high-altitude balloons projects and in the development of atmospheric decelerators/probes.
Moores, J. E., Schieber, J., Kling, A. L. M., Haberle, R. M. et al. (2016). Transient atmospheric effects of the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover: The emission and dissipation of dust and carbonic acid. Advances in Space Research, 58(6), 1066-1092. doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2016.05.051
Selected Conference proceedings
Kling, A. L. M., Haberle, R. M., McKay, C. P., Bristow, T. F. & Rivera-Hernandez, F. (2017). The ice-covered lake hypothesis in Gale Crater: Implications for the early hesperian climate. The Sixth International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modeling and Observations. Granada, Spain, 17-20 January.