Raymond E. Arvidson

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
PhD, Brown University
research interests:
  • Planetary Geology

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1169
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Professor Arvidson is an interdisciplinary scientist for NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor, is head of NASA’s Planetary Data System Geosciences Node, and is a director of NASA’s Regional Planetary Image Center.

Arvidson is in charge of science operations for landers and rovers used in the 2001 Mars mission and the 2003 Athena Mars Rover mission and payload, and acts as a deputy principal investigator for imaging and spectroscopy experiments and a deputy investigator, respectively.

At Washington University, he directs the Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory and heads the Pathfinder Program in Environmental Sustainability. He has more than 100 publications dealing with remote sensing of Earth, Mars and Venus.

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