Dr. Terry Anthony Hurford

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Dr. Terry Anthony Hurford

  • RESEARCH AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
  • 301.286.4249
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Research

    Icy satellite geology and geophysics
    Effects of interior structure on tidal deformation and surface stress
    Effects of orbital dynamics on tidal stresses
    Influence of tidal stresses on the formation of tectonics on icy satellites
    Influence of tides in the eruptions of plumes on Enceladus' south polar regions

    Positions and Appointments

    Aug 2005 - Present
    Planetary Systems Laboratory
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Aug 2005 - Aug 2008 NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow
    Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771

    Aug 1998 - Aug 2005 Graduate Research Associate
    Prof. Richard Greenberg
    Planetary Sciences Dept., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Aug 1999 - May 2004 Teaching Assistant for 9 Semesters
    Planetary Sciences Dept., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    May 1998 - Aug 1998 PIRL Support Assistant
    Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Aug 1997 - May 1998 Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Prof. Richard Greenberg
    Planetary Sciences Dept., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Jan 1998 - May 1998 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    Astronomy Dept., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    May 1997 - Aug 1997 Research Assistant
    Dr. Erik Asphaug
    NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

    Aug 1996 - May 1998 Astronomy Peer Tutor
    Astronomy Dept., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    May 1994 - May 1997 Undergraduate Research Assistant
    Prof. Richard Greenberg
    Planetary Sciences Dept., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

    Education

    August 1998 - August 2005 - Ph.D., Planetary Science, University of Arizona
    August 1993 - May 1998 - B.S., Astronomy and Physics with Honors, University of Arizona

    Professional Memberships

    American Geophysical Union
    American Astronomical Society - Division for Planetary Science
    American Astronomical Society - Division on Dynamical Astronomy

    Professional Services

    Manuscript reviewer for Icarus and Nature
    Involved with the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG)
    Mentor for USRP program during the fall of 2007
    Mentor for The National Space Club Scholar Program during the summer of 2006, 2007
    Event leader for the 2004 and 2005 Arizona state Science Olympiad competitions
    Science fair judge for Tucson High School, 2000
    Science fair judge for Nalor Middle School, 1999 and 2000

    Awards

    NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship, 2005
    Graduate Teaching Award, Planetary Sciences Department, University of Arizona, 2005
    IAU, Travel Grant, 2002
    Division for Dynamical Astronomy, Travel Grant, 2001
    Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Research, Department of Astronomy, 1998
    Andrew E. Douglas Scholarship, Department of Astronomy, 1997-1998
    Glenn C. Purviance Scholarship, Department of Astronomy, 1997-1998
    William F. Lucas Scholarship, Department of Asronomy, 1996-1997
    Glenn C. Purviance Scholarship, Department of Astronomy, 1995-1996
    NASA Space Grant, 1995-1996
    Honor Center Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Honors Department, 1994-1995

    Publications

    2007 "Eruptions arising from tidally controlled periodic openings of rifts on Enceladus." Hurford, T.A., P. Helfenstein, G.V. Hoppa, R. Greenberg and B.G. Bills, Nature, 447, 292-294.
    2007 "Cycloidal cracks on Europa: Improved modeling and rotation implications." Hurford, T.A., A.R. Sarid and R. Greenberg, Icarus, 186, 218-233.
    2006 "Crack azimuths on Europa: Sequencing of the northern leading hemisphere." Sarid, A.R., R. Greenberg and T.A. Hurford, Jour. Geophys. Res. 111, E10,8004.
    2005 "Flexure of Europa's lithosphere due to ridge-loading." Hurford, T.A., R.A. Beyer, B. Schmidt, B. Preblich, A.R. Sarid, R. Greenberg, Icarus , 177, 380-396.
    2005 "Tides and Tidal Stress: Applications to Europa", Hurford, T.A., Ph.D. Thesis, University of Arizona.
    2003 "Tidal Stress Patterns on Europa's Crust." Greenberg, Richard, G.V. Hoppa, G. Bart and T.A. Hurford, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 87, Issue 1.
    2002 "Polar Wander and Surface Convergence of Europa's Ice Shell: Evidence from a Survey of Strike-Slip Displacement." Alyssa, S.R., R. Greenberg, G.V. Hoppa, T.A. Hurford, B.R. Tufts and P. Geissler, Icarus, 158, 24-41.
    2001 "Europa's Rate of Rotation Derived from the Tectonic Sequence in the Astypalaea Region." Hoppa, Gregory V., B. Randall Tufts, Richard Greenberg, Icarus, 153 208-213.
    2000 "Tidal Evolution of Elongated Primaries: Implications for the Ida/Dactyl System." Hurford, T.A. and R. Greenberg, GRL 27, 1595-1598.
    1997 "The long-term dynamics of Dactyl's orbit." Petit, J.-M., D. D. Durda, R. Greenberg, T. A. Hurford, and P. E. Geissler, Icarus, 130, 177-197.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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