Dr. Herbert V Frey

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Dr. Herbert V Frey

  • Chief , Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory
  • 301.614.6468 | 301.614.6522
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 698
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Research Interests

    Planetary geology and geophysics, overland altimetry/topography, Crustal magnetic anomalies, early planetary crustal evolution, comparative planetology

    Positions/Employment

    1993 - Present

    Chief, Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

    Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD
    2001 - 2004

    Manager, Mars Data Analysis and Mars Fundamental Research Programs

    NASA HQ, Washington , DC
    1996 - Present

    Manager, Solid Earth & Natural Hazards Program Support Office

    NASA GSFC, Greenbelt MD
    1992 - 1994

    Study Scientist, Gravity and Magnetic Earth Surveyor (GAMES)

    NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1989 - 1992

    Staff Scientist, Geodynamics Branch

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1989 - 1989

    Convenor, Coolfont Workshop on NASA Solid Earth Science

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1989 - 1989

    Program Manager (acting), Geodynamics Program

    NASA HQ, Washington, DC
    1988 - 1991

    Investigations Manager, Crustal Dynamics Project

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1981 - 1991

    Assistant Project Scientist, Crustal Dynamics Project

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1979 - 1979

    Associate Editor (Planetology) IUGG Quadrennial Report

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1979 - 1989

    Staff Scientist, Geophysics Branch

    NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD
    1977 - 1979

    Research Associate, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and Astronomy Program

    University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD

    Education

    1968 - BA (Astronomy), Haverford College, Haverford, PA
    1977 - PhD (Astronomy), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    [Thesis: Crustal Evolution in the Early Earth: Basin-forming Impacts, Crustal Dichotomy, and Plate Tectonics]

    Professional Service

    PI, MAGSAT Crustal Magnetic Anomaly Studies(1979-1993)
    PI, Planetary Geology/Geophysics Program(1983-1995)
    CoI, Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Team(1985-2006)
    PI, Crustal Dynamics Project Investigations(1986-1991);
    PI, Mars: Evolution of Volcanism, Tectonism and Volatiles Study Project (1987-1990)
    PI, SEASAT/GEOSAT/TOPEX Overland Altimetry (1988-1992)
    PI, Topography and Surface Change Program (1995-1998)
    PI, Mars Data Analysis Program (2006-2011)

    Publications

    Refereed

    Kuang, W., W. Jiang, J. Roberts, and H. V. Frey. 2014. "Could giant basin-forming impacts have killed Martian dynamo?" Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (22): 8006-8012 [10.1002/2014GL061818]

    Paul, F., N. Barrand, E. Berthier, et al. T. Bolch, K. Casey, H. Frey, S. P. Joshi, V. Konovalov, R. Bris, N. Moelg, G. Nosenko, C. Nuth, A. Pope, A. Racoviteanu, P. Rastner, B. Raup, K. Scharrer, S. Steffen, and S. Winsvold. 2013. "On the accuracy of glacier outlines derived from remote-sensing data." Annals of Glaciology, 54 (63): 171-182 [10.3189/2013AoG63A296]

    Lillis, R. J., S. Robbins, M. Manga, J. S. Halekas, and H. V. Frey. 2013. "Time history of the Martian dynamo from crater magnetic field analysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118 (7): 1488–1511 [10.1002/jgre.20105]

    Frey, H. V. 2011. "Previously unknown large impact basins on the Moon: Implications for lunar stratigraphy, in Ambrose, W. A. and Williams, D. A. eds., ." Recent Advances and Current Research Issues in Lunar Stratigraphy: Geological Society of America Special Paper , 477: 53-75 [10.1130/2011.2477(02)]

    Pu, Z. Y., X. N. Chu, X. Cao, et al. V. Mishin, V. Angelopoulos, J. Wang, Y. Wei, Q. G. Zong, S. Y. Fu, L. Xie, K.-H. Glassmeier, H. Frey, C. T. Russell, J. Liu, J. McFadden, D. Larson, S. Mende, I. Mann, D. Sibeck, L. A. Sapronova, M. V. Tolochko, T. I. Saifudinova, Z. H. Yao, X. G. Wang, C. J. Xiao, X. Z. Zhou, H. Reme, and E. Lucek. 2010. "THEMIS observations of substorms on 26 February 2008 initiated by magnetotail reconnection." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics), 115: [2212-10.1029/2009JA014217]

    Lillis, R., M. E. Purucker, J. Halekas, et al. K. Louzada, S. A. Stewart, M. Manga, and H. V. Frey. 2010. "Study of impact demagnetization at Mars using Monte Carlo modeling and multiple altitude data." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 115 (E7): E07007 [10.1029/2009JE003556]

    Lillis, R. J., H. V. Frey, and M. Manga. 2008. "Rapid decrease in Martian crustal magnetization in the Noachian era: Implications for the dynamo and climate of early Mars." Geophysical Research Letters, 35 (14): [10.1029/2008GL034338]

    Buczkowski, D. L., H. V. Frey, J. H. Roark, and G. E. McGill. 2005. "Buried impact craters, a topographic analysis of quasicircular depressions, Utopia Basin, Mars." Journal Geophysical Research, 110: E03007 [ 10.1029/2004JE002324]

    Solomon, S. C., O. Aharonson, J. M. Aurnou, et al. B. Banerdt, B. Banerdt, M. H. Carr, A. J. Dombard, H. V. Frey, M. P. Golombek, S. A. Hauck II, J. H. Head III, B. M. Jakosky, C. L. Johnson, P. J. McGovern, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2005. "New perspectives on ancient Mars." Science, 307: 12141220 [10.1126/science.1101812]

    Frey, H. V., J. H. Roark, K. M. Schockey, E. L. Frey, and S. E. Sakimoto. 2002. "Ancient lowlands on Mars." Geophys Res Lett 29, 1384: 10.1029/2001GL013832.

    Bradley, B. A., S. E. Sakimoto, H. Frey, and J. R. Zimbelman. 2001. "The Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: new views from Mars Global Surveyor data." J Geophys Res (Planets), 107: 117 [ 10.1029/2001JE001537]

    Purucker, M., D. Ravat, H. Frey, et al. C. Voorhies, T. Sabaka, and M. Acuna. 2000. "An altitude-normalized magnetic map of Mars and its interpretation." Geophys Res Lett 27, 27: 2449-2452.

    Frey, H., S. Sakimoto, and J. Roark. 1999. "Discovery of a 450 km diameter, multi-ring basin on Mars through analysis of MOLA topographic data." Geophys Res Lett, 26: 1657-1660.

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, S. C. Solomon, et al. R. J. Phillips, J. W. Head, J. B. Garvin, W. B. Banerdt, H. V. Frey, D. O. Muhleman, G. H. Pettengill, G. A. Neumann, F. G. Lemoine, J. B. Abshire, O. Aharonson, C. D. Brown, S. A. Hauck, A. B. Ivanov, P. J. McGovern, H. J. Zwally, and T. C. Duxbury. 1999. "The Global Topography of Mars and Implications for Surface Evolution." Science, 284 (5419): 1495-1503 [10.1126/science.284.5419.1495]

    Sakimoto, S., H. V. Frey, J. B. Garvin, and J. H. Roark. 1999. "Topography roughness and slope properties of the Medusae Fossae Formation from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Data." J Geophys Res (Planets), 104: 141-144 [10.1029/1999JE001044]

    Sakimoto, S. E., H. V. Frey, J. B. Garvin, and J. H. Roark. 1999. "Topography, roughness and slope properties of the Medusae Fossae Formation from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Data." J Geophys Res (Planets), 104: 141-144.

    Frey, H. V., S. E. Sakimoto, and J. H. Roark. 1999. "Discovery of a 450 km diameter, multiring basin on Mars through analysis of MOLA data." Geophys Res Lett, 26: 16571660 [ 10.1029/1999GL900357]

    Frey, H. V., B. G. Bills, R. S. Nerem, and J. H. Roark. 1996. "The isostatic state of martian topography." Geophys Res Lett 23, -721-724: 10.1029/96GL00744.

    Non-Refereed

    Roark, J. H., H. V. Frey, and C. M. Masuoka. 2004. "Recent Improvements in Research and Education Software for Exploring Mars Topography."

    Roark, J. H., J. W. Keller, F. Niepold, et al. S. E. Sakimoto, S. Stockman, and H. V. Frey. 2003. "3-Dimensional Topographic Models of Geologic Features for the Classroom." GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle WA., abstract 66476.

    Frey, H. V., J. H. Roark, G. J. Hohner, A. Wernecke, and S. E. Sakimoto. 2002. "Impact Basins as Constraints on the Thickness of Ridged Plains and Northern Lowland Plains on Mars." LPSC XXXIV

    Roark, J. H., and H. V. Frey. 2001. "GRIDVIEW: Recent Improvements in Research and Education Software for Exploring Mars Topography." LPSC XXXIII, abstract 1618

    Roark, J. H., H. V. Frey, and S. E. Sakimoto. 2000. "Interactive graphics tools for analysis of MOLA and other data." LPSC XXXI, Houston, TX, Abstract 2026

    Frey, H. V., L. Hutchison, J. H. Roark, and S. E. Sakimoto. 1999. "New candidate ancient impact basins on Mars found through analysis of MOLA profile and gridded data." GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO,

    Refereed

    Kuang, W., W. Jiang, J. Roberts, and H. V. Frey. 2014. "Could giant basin-forming impacts have killed Martian dynamo?" Geophysical Research Letters 41 (22): 8006-8012 [10.1002/2014GL061818]

    Paul, F., N. Barrand, E. Berthier, et al. T. Bolch, K. Casey, H. Frey, S. P. Joshi, V. Konovalov, R. Bris, N. Moelg, G. Nosenko, C. Nuth, A. Pope, A. Racoviteanu, P. Rastner, B. Raup, K. Scharrer, S. Steffen, and S. Winsvold. 2013. "On the accuracy of glacier outlines derived from remote-sensing data." Annals of Glaciology 54 (63): 171-182 [10.3189/2013AoG63A296]

    Lillis, R. J., S. Robbins, M. Manga, J. S. Halekas, and H. V. Frey. 2013. "Time history of the Martian dynamo from crater magnetic field analysis." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118 (7): 1488–1511 [10.1002/jgre.20105]

    Frey, H. V. 2011. "Previously unknown large impact basins on the Moon: Implications for lunar stratigraphy, in Ambrose, W. A. and Williams, D. A. eds., ." Recent Advances and Current Research Issues in Lunar Stratigraphy: Geological Society of America Special Paper 477 53-75 [10.1130/2011.2477(02)]

    Pu, Z. Y., X. N. Chu, X. Cao, et al. V. Mishin, V. Angelopoulos, J. Wang, Y. Wei, Q. G. Zong, S. Y. Fu, L. Xie, K.-H. Glassmeier, H. Frey, C. T. Russell, J. Liu, J. McFadden, D. Larson, S. Mende, I. Mann, D. Sibeck, L. A. Sapronova, M. V. Tolochko, T. I. Saifudinova, Z. H. Yao, X. G. Wang, C. J. Xiao, X. Z. Zhou, H. Reme, and E. Lucek. 2010. "THEMIS observations of substorms on 26 February 2008 initiated by magnetotail reconnection." Journal of Geophysical Research (Space Physics) 115 [2212-10.1029/2009JA014217]

    Lillis, R., M. E. Purucker, J. Halekas, et al. K. Louzada, S. A. Stewart, M. Manga, and H. V. Frey. 2010. "Study of impact demagnetization at Mars using Monte Carlo modeling and multiple altitude data." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 115 (E7): E07007 [10.1029/2009JE003556]

    Lillis, R. J., H. V. Frey, and M. Manga. 2008. "Rapid decrease in Martian crustal magnetization in the Noachian era: Implications for the dynamo and climate of early Mars." Geophysical Research Letters 35 (14): [10.1029/2008GL034338]

    Buczkowski, D. L., H. V. Frey, J. H. Roark, and G. E. McGill. 2005. "Buried impact craters, a topographic analysis of quasicircular depressions, Utopia Basin, Mars." Journal Geophysical Research 110 E03007 [ 10.1029/2004JE002324]

    Solomon, S. C., O. Aharonson, J. M. Aurnou, et al. B. Banerdt, B. Banerdt, M. H. Carr, A. J. Dombard, H. V. Frey, M. P. Golombek, S. A. Hauck II, J. H. Head III, B. M. Jakosky, C. L. Johnson, P. J. McGovern, G. A. Neumann, R. J. Phillips, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2005. "New perspectives on ancient Mars." Science 307 12141220 [10.1126/science.1101812]

    Frey, H. V., J. H. Roark, K. M. Schockey, E. L. Frey, and S. E. Sakimoto. 2002. "Ancient lowlands on Mars." Geophys Res Lett 29 1384 10.1029/2001GL013832

    Bradley, B. A., S. E. Sakimoto, H. Frey, and J. R. Zimbelman. 2001. "The Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: new views from Mars Global Surveyor data." J Geophys Res (Planets) 107 117 [ 10.1029/2001JE001537]

    Purucker, M., D. Ravat, H. Frey, et al. C. Voorhies, T. Sabaka, and M. Acuna. 2000. "An altitude-normalized magnetic map of Mars and its interpretation." Geophys Res Lett 27 27 2449-2452

    Frey, H., S. Sakimoto, and J. Roark. 1999. "Discovery of a 450 km diameter, multi-ring basin on Mars through analysis of MOLA topographic data." Geophys Res Lett 26 1657-1660

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, S. C. Solomon, et al. R. J. Phillips, J. W. Head, J. B. Garvin, W. B. Banerdt, H. V. Frey, D. O. Muhleman, G. H. Pettengill, G. A. Neumann, F. G. Lemoine, J. B. Abshire, O. Aharonson, C. D. Brown, S. A. Hauck, A. B. Ivanov, P. J. McGovern, H. J. Zwally, and T. C. Duxbury. 1999. "The Global Topography of Mars and Implications for Surface Evolution." Science 284 (5419): 1495-1503 [10.1126/science.284.5419.1495]

    Sakimoto, S., H. V. Frey, J. B. Garvin, and J. H. Roark. 1999. "Topography roughness and slope properties of the Medusae Fossae Formation from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Data." J Geophys Res (Planets) 104 141-144 [10.1029/1999JE001044]

    Sakimoto, S. E., H. V. Frey, J. B. Garvin, and J. H. Roark. 1999. "Topography, roughness and slope properties of the Medusae Fossae Formation from Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Data." J Geophys Res (Planets) 104 141-144

    Frey, H. V., S. E. Sakimoto, and J. H. Roark. 1999. "Discovery of a 450 km diameter, multiring basin on Mars through analysis of MOLA data." Geophys Res Lett 26 16571660 [ 10.1029/1999GL900357]

    Frey, H. V., B. G. Bills, R. S. Nerem, and J. H. Roark. 1996. "The isostatic state of martian topography." Geophys Res Lett 23 -721-724 10.1029/96GL00744

    Non-Refereed

    Roark, J. H., H. V. Frey, and C. M. Masuoka. 2004. "Recent Improvements in Research and Education Software for Exploring Mars Topography."

    Roark, J. H., J. W. Keller, F. Niepold, et al. S. E. Sakimoto, S. Stockman, and H. V. Frey. 2003. "3-Dimensional Topographic Models of Geologic Features for the Classroom." GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle WA., abstract 66476.

    Frey, H. V., J. H. Roark, G. J. Hohner, A. Wernecke, and S. E. Sakimoto. 2002. "Impact Basins as Constraints on the Thickness of Ridged Plains and Northern Lowland Plains on Mars." LPSC XXXIV

    Roark, J. H., and H. V. Frey. 2001. "GRIDVIEW: Recent Improvements in Research and Education Software for Exploring Mars Topography." LPSC XXXIII, abstract 1618

    Roark, J. H., H. V. Frey, and S. E. Sakimoto. 2000. "Interactive graphics tools for analysis of MOLA and other data." LPSC XXXI, Houston, TX, Abstract 2026

    Frey, H. V., L. Hutchison, J. H. Roark, and S. E. Sakimoto. 1999. "New candidate ancient impact basins on Mars found through analysis of MOLA profile and gridded data." GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO,

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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