Dr. Daniel P. Moriarty

Dr. Daniel P. Moriarty

  • NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
  • 301.614.6498
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 698
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Daniel Moriarty's research involves integrated remote sensing analyses of the Moon, focusing on the composition and evolution of large impact basins and unusual volcanic structures.  He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2016, as well as a B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2009. 

    Following his Ph.D. work, Daniel served as a Visiting Lecturer at the Community College of Rhode Island, teaching several courses related to geology and oceanography. 

    Daniel is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the Goddard Space Flight Center, advised by Noah Petro. 

    Education

    • 2010-2016 Ph.D., Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI. Dissertation: A Compositional Assessment of the Enormous South Pole - Aitken Basin Grounded in Laboratory Spectroscopy of Pyroxene-Bearing Materials
    • 2010-2012 Sc.M., Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI.
    • 2005-2009 Sc.B., Astrophysics, Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
       

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Moriarty, D. P., and C. M. Pieters. 2018. "The Character of South Pole-Aitken Basin: Patterns of Surface and Subsurface Composition." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 123 (3): 729-747 [10.1002/2017je005364]

    Moriarty, D. P., and C. M. Pieters. 2016. "Complexities in pyroxene compositions derived from absorption band centers: Examples from Apollo samples, HED meteorites, synthetic pure pyroxenes, and remote sensing data." Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 51 (2): 207-234 [10.1111/maps.12588]

    Moriarty, D. P., and C. M. Pieters. 2015. "The nature and origin of Mafic Mound in the South Pole-Aitken Basin." Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (19): 7907-7915 [10.1002/2015gl065718]

    Pieters, C. M., K. D. Hanna, L. Cheek, et al. D. Dhingra, T. Prissel, C. Jackson, D. Moriarty, S. Parman, and L. A. Taylor. 2014. "The distribution of Mg-spinel across the Moon and constraints on crustal origin." American Mineralogist, 99 (10): 1893-1910 [10.2138/am-2014-4776]

    Moriarty, D. P., C. M. Pieters, and P. J. Isaacson. 2013. "Compositional heterogeneity of central peaks within the South Pole-Aitken Basin." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118 (11): 2310-2322 [10.1002/2013je004376]

    Cheek, L. C., C. M. Pieters, J. W. Boardman, et al. R. N. Clark, J. P. Combe, J. W. Head, P. J. Isaacson, T. B. McCord, D. Moriarty, J. W. Nettles, N. E. Petro, J. M. Sunshine, and L. A. Taylor. 2011. "Goldschmidt crater and the Moon's north polar region: Results from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)." Journal of Geophysical Research, 116: [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010JE003702]

    Professional Service

    2016 NASA SSO Review Panel, Executive Secretary
    2014-2016 Brown University DEEPS Diversity Working Group Member
    2014
    SSERVI LunGradCon Organizing Committee
    2010-2012 Moon Mineralogy Mapper Science Team Member

    Daniel has also served as a reviewer for several scientific journals. 

    Teaching Experience

    Daniel has taught several courses related to geology and oceanography as a Visiting Lecturer at the Community College of Rhode Island.  He also served as a Teaching Assistant at Brown University, assisting with similar courses. 

    Brief Bio

    Daniel Moriarty's research involves integrated remote sensing analyses of the Moon, focusing on the composition and evolution of large impact basins and unusual volcanic structures.  He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2016, as well as a B.Sc. in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2009. 

    Following his Ph.D. work, Daniel served as a Visiting Lecturer at the Community College of Rhode Island, teaching several courses related to geology and oceanography. 

    Daniel is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the Goddard Space Flight Center, advised by Noah Petro. 

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Moriarty, D. P., and C. M. Pieters. 2018. "The Character of South Pole-Aitken Basin: Patterns of Surface and Subsurface Composition." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123 (3): 729-747 [10.1002/2017je005364]

    Moriarty, D. P., and C. M. Pieters. 2016. "Complexities in pyroxene compositions derived from absorption band centers: Examples from Apollo samples, HED meteorites, synthetic pure pyroxenes, and remote sensing data." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 51 (2): 207-234 [10.1111/maps.12588]

    Moriarty, D. P., and C. M. Pieters. 2015. "The nature and origin of Mafic Mound in the South Pole-Aitken Basin." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (19): 7907-7915 [10.1002/2015gl065718]

    Pieters, C. M., K. D. Hanna, L. Cheek, et al. D. Dhingra, T. Prissel, C. Jackson, D. Moriarty, S. Parman, and L. A. Taylor. 2014. "The distribution of Mg-spinel across the Moon and constraints on crustal origin." American Mineralogist 99 (10): 1893-1910 [10.2138/am-2014-4776]

    Moriarty, D. P., C. M. Pieters, and P. J. Isaacson. 2013. "Compositional heterogeneity of central peaks within the South Pole-Aitken Basin." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118 (11): 2310-2322 [10.1002/2013je004376]

    Cheek, L. C., C. M. Pieters, J. W. Boardman, et al. R. N. Clark, J. P. Combe, J. W. Head, P. J. Isaacson, T. B. McCord, D. Moriarty, J. W. Nettles, N. E. Petro, J. M. Sunshine, and L. A. Taylor. 2011. "Goldschmidt crater and the Moon's north polar region: Results from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)." Journal of Geophysical Research 116 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010JE003702]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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