David M. Hollibaugh Baker

David M. Hollibaugh Baker

  • RESEARCH AST, PLANETARY STUDIES
  • 301.614.7150
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 690.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    David is currently a Research Space Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2013, he received his PhD in geological sciences from Brown University, studying the formation of large impact craters on Mercury and the Moon and glacial processes on Mars.

    David's research seeks to integrate a range of remote sensing datasets from multiple planetary bodies in order to understand how geological processes have operated on these bodies through space and time. His current research interests focus on interplanetary comparisons of impact cratering on Mercury, the Moon, and Mars and cryospheric processes on Mars and Earth. His research techniques and methods include geomorphic mapping, quantitative morphometric measurements, visible/near-infrared spectral analysis, radar interpretation, and gravity analysis.

    David is also a member of the Planetary Data System (PDS) management team in the PDS Project Office at Goddard Space Flight Center. The PDS Project Office provides operational oversight for all of the PDS nodes and is involved in a variety of interactions with NASA's Planetary Science Division management.

    Education

    2013 - Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI
    Thesis Title: “The Transition from Complex Crater to Peak- Ring Basin on the Moon and Mercury: Observational Constraints on Impact Basin Formation.”
    Advisor: Dr. James Head

    2010 - Sc.M., Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI
    Thesis Title: “The Transition from Complex Crater to Peak-ring Basin on Mercury: New Observations from MESSENGER Flyby Data and Constraints on Basin Formation Models.”
    Advisor: Dr. James Head

    2008 - B.S., Geology with Honors, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
    Thesis Title: “Morphological Analyses of Mesas and Knobs in the Northwest Fretted Terrain: Deuteronilus Mensae Region, Mars”
    Advisor: Dr. Alexander K. Stewart
     

    Publications

    Refereed

    Shoemaker, E. S., D. M. Baker, and L. M. Carter. 2018. "Radar Sounding of Open Basin Lakes on Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, [10.1029/2018je005591]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. E. Mazarico, F. G. Lemoine, J. W. Head, P. G. Lucey, O. Aharonson, M. S. Robinson, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, M. K. Barker, J. Oberst, T. C. Duxbury, D. Mao, O. S. Barnouin, K. Jha, D. D. Rowlands, S. Goossens, D. M. Hollibaugh Baker, S. Bauer, P. Gläser, M. Lemelin, M. Rosenburg, M. M. Sori, J. Whitten, and T. Mcclanahan. 2017. "Summary of the Results from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter after Seven Years in Lunar Orbit." Icarus, 283: 70-91 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.006]

    Hollibaugh Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, R. J. Phillips, et al. G. A. Neumann, C. J. Bierson, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2017. "GRAIL gravity observations of the transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on the Moon: Implications for crustal structure and impact basin formation." Icarus, 292: 54-73 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.03.024]

    Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, G. S. Collins, and R. W. Potter. 2016. "The formation of peak-ring basins: Working hypotheses and path forward in using observations to constrain models of impact-basin formation." Icarus, 273: 146-163 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.033]

    Baker, D. M., and J. W. Head. 2015. "Constraints on the depths of origin of peak rings on the Moon from Moon Mineralogy Mapper data." Icarus, 258: 164-180 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.06.013]

    Neumann, G. A., M. T. Zuber, M. A. Wieczorek, et al. J. W. Head, D. M. Baker, S. C. Solomon, D. E. Smith, F. G. Lemoine, E. Mazarico, T. J. Sabaka, S. J. Goossens, H. J. Melosh, R. J. Phillips, S. W. Asmar, A. S. Konopliv, J. G. Williams, M. M. Sori, J. M. Soderblom, K. Miljkovic, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, F. Nimmo, and W. S. Kiefer. 2015. "Lunar impact basins revealed by Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory measurements." Science Advances, 1 (9): e1500852-e1500852 [10.1126/sciadv.1500852]

    Baker, D. M., and J. W. Head. 2015. "Extensive Middle Amazonian mantling of debris aprons and plains in Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars: Implications for the record of mid-latitude glaciation." Icarus, 260: 269-288 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.06.036]

    Hollibaugh Baker, D. M., and J. W. Head. 2013. "New morphometric measurements of craters and basins on Mercury and the Moon from MESSENGER and LRO altimetry and image data: An observational framework for evaluating models of peak-ring basin formation." Journal of Geophysical Research, 86: 91-116 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.07.003]

    Baker, D., J. Head, G. Neumann, D. Smith, and M. Zuber. 2012. "The transition from complex craters to multi-ring basins on the Moon: Quantitative geometric properties from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 117 (E00H16): 29 [ 10.1029/2011JE004021]

    Fassett, C., J. W. Head, D. M. Baker, et al. M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith, G. A. Neumann, S. C. Solomon, C. Klimczak, R. G. Strom, C. R. Chapman, L. M. Prockter, R. J. Phillips, J. Oberst, and F. Preusker. 2012. "Large impact basins on Mercury: Global distribution, characteristics, and modification history from MESSENGER orbital data." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 117: 2012JE004154 [ 10.1029/2012JE004154]

    Baker, D., J. Head, C. Fassett, et al. S. Kadish, D. Smith, M. Zuber, and G. Neumann. 2011. "The transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on the Moon: New observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument." Icarus, 214: 377-393 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.05.030]

    Head, J. W., C. R. Chapman, R. G. Strom, et al. C. I. Fassett, B. W. Denevi, D. T. Blewett, C. M. Ernst, T. R. Watters, S. C. Solomon, S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter, N. L. Chabot, J. J. Gillis-Davis, J. L. Whitten, T. A. Goudge, D. M. Baker, D. M. Hurwitz, L. R. Ostrach, Z. Xiao, W. J. Merline, L. Kerber, J. L. Dickson, J. Oberst, P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak, and L. R. Nittler. 2011. "Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER." Science, 333 (6051): 1853-1856 [10.1126/science.1211997]

    Blewett, D. T., N. L. Chabot, B. W. Denevi, et al. C. M. Ernst, J. W. Head, N. R. Izenberg, S. L. Murchie, S. C. Solomon, L. R. Nittler, T. J. McCoy, Z. Xiao, D. M. Baker, C. I. Fassett, S. E. Braden, J. Oberst, F. Scholten, F. Preusker, and D. M. Hurwitz. 2011. "Hollows on Mercury: MESSENGER Evidence for Geologically Recent Volatile-Related Activity." Science, 333 (6051): 1856-1859 [10.1126/science.1211681]

    Schon, S. C., J. W. Head, D. M. Baker, et al. C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter, S. L. Murchie, and S. C. Solomon. 2011. "Eminescu impact structure: Insight into the transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury." Planetary and Space Science, 59 (15): 1949-1959 [10.1016/j.pss.2011.02.003]

    Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, S. C. Schon, et al. C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter, S. L. Murchie, B. W. Denevi, S. C. Solomon, and R. G. Strom. 2011. "The transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury: New observations from MESSENGER flyby data and constraints on basin formation models." Planetary and Space Science, 59 (15): 1932-1948 [10.1016/j.pss.2011.05.010]

    Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, and D. R. Marchant. 2010. "Flow patterns of lobate debris aprons and lineated valley fill north of Ismeniae Fossae, Mars: Evidence for extensive mid-latitude glaciation in the Late Amazonian." Icarus, 207 (1): 186-209 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.11.017]

    Head, J. W., D. R. Marchant, J. L. Dickson, A. M. Kress, and D. M. Baker. 2010. "Northern mid-latitude glaciation in the Late Amazonian period of Mars: Criteria for the recognition of debris-covered glacier and valley glacier landsystem deposits." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 294 (3-4): 306-320 [10.1016/j.epsl.2009.06.041]

    Brief Bio

    David is currently a Research Space Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2013, he received his PhD in geological sciences from Brown University, studying the formation of large impact craters on Mercury and the Moon and glacial processes on Mars.

    David's research seeks to integrate a range of remote sensing datasets from multiple planetary bodies in order to understand how geological processes have operated on these bodies through space and time. His current research interests focus on interplanetary comparisons of impact cratering on Mercury, the Moon, and Mars and cryospheric processes on Mars and Earth. His research techniques and methods include geomorphic mapping, quantitative morphometric measurements, visible/near-infrared spectral analysis, radar interpretation, and gravity analysis.

    David is also a member of the Planetary Data System (PDS) management team in the PDS Project Office at Goddard Space Flight Center. The PDS Project Office provides operational oversight for all of the PDS nodes and is involved in a variety of interactions with NASA's Planetary Science Division management.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Shoemaker, E. S., D. M. Baker, and L. M. Carter. 2018. "Radar Sounding of Open Basin Lakes on Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets [10.1029/2018je005591]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. E. Mazarico, F. G. Lemoine, J. W. Head, P. G. Lucey, O. Aharonson, M. S. Robinson, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, M. K. Barker, J. Oberst, T. C. Duxbury, D. Mao, O. S. Barnouin, K. Jha, D. D. Rowlands, S. Goossens, D. M. Hollibaugh Baker, S. Bauer, P. Gläser, M. Lemelin, M. Rosenburg, M. M. Sori, J. Whitten, and T. Mcclanahan. 2017. "Summary of the Results from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter after Seven Years in Lunar Orbit." Icarus 283 70-91 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.006]

    Hollibaugh Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, R. J. Phillips, et al. G. A. Neumann, C. J. Bierson, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2017. "GRAIL gravity observations of the transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on the Moon: Implications for crustal structure and impact basin formation." Icarus 292 54-73 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.03.024]

    Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, G. S. Collins, and R. W. Potter. 2016. "The formation of peak-ring basins: Working hypotheses and path forward in using observations to constrain models of impact-basin formation." Icarus 273 146-163 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.11.033]

    Baker, D. M., and J. W. Head. 2015. "Constraints on the depths of origin of peak rings on the Moon from Moon Mineralogy Mapper data." Icarus 258 164-180 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.06.013]

    Neumann, G. A., M. T. Zuber, M. A. Wieczorek, et al. J. W. Head, D. M. Baker, S. C. Solomon, D. E. Smith, F. G. Lemoine, E. Mazarico, T. J. Sabaka, S. J. Goossens, H. J. Melosh, R. J. Phillips, S. W. Asmar, A. S. Konopliv, J. G. Williams, M. M. Sori, J. M. Soderblom, K. Miljkovic, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, F. Nimmo, and W. S. Kiefer. 2015. "Lunar impact basins revealed by Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory measurements." Science Advances 1 (9): e1500852-e1500852 [10.1126/sciadv.1500852]

    Baker, D. M., and J. W. Head. 2015. "Extensive Middle Amazonian mantling of debris aprons and plains in Deuteronilus Mensae, Mars: Implications for the record of mid-latitude glaciation." Icarus 260 269-288 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.06.036]

    Hollibaugh Baker, D. M., and J. W. Head. 2013. "New morphometric measurements of craters and basins on Mercury and the Moon from MESSENGER and LRO altimetry and image data: An observational framework for evaluating models of peak-ring basin formation." Journal of Geophysical Research 86 91-116 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.07.003]

    Baker, D., J. Head, G. Neumann, D. Smith, and M. Zuber. 2012. "The transition from complex craters to multi-ring basins on the Moon: Quantitative geometric properties from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 117 (E00H16): 29 [ 10.1029/2011JE004021]

    Fassett, C., J. W. Head, D. M. Baker, et al. M. T. Zuber, D. E. Smith, G. A. Neumann, S. C. Solomon, C. Klimczak, R. G. Strom, C. R. Chapman, L. M. Prockter, R. J. Phillips, J. Oberst, and F. Preusker. 2012. "Large impact basins on Mercury: Global distribution, characteristics, and modification history from MESSENGER orbital data." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 117 2012JE004154 [ 10.1029/2012JE004154]

    Baker, D., J. Head, C. Fassett, et al. S. Kadish, D. Smith, M. Zuber, and G. Neumann. 2011. "The transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on the Moon: New observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument." Icarus 214 377-393 [ 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.05.030]

    Head, J. W., C. R. Chapman, R. G. Strom, et al. C. I. Fassett, B. W. Denevi, D. T. Blewett, C. M. Ernst, T. R. Watters, S. C. Solomon, S. L. Murchie, L. M. Prockter, N. L. Chabot, J. J. Gillis-Davis, J. L. Whitten, T. A. Goudge, D. M. Baker, D. M. Hurwitz, L. R. Ostrach, Z. Xiao, W. J. Merline, L. Kerber, J. L. Dickson, J. Oberst, P. K. Byrne, C. Klimczak, and L. R. Nittler. 2011. "Flood Volcanism in the Northern High Latitudes of Mercury Revealed by MESSENGER." Science 333 (6051): 1853-1856 [10.1126/science.1211997]

    Blewett, D. T., N. L. Chabot, B. W. Denevi, et al. C. M. Ernst, J. W. Head, N. R. Izenberg, S. L. Murchie, S. C. Solomon, L. R. Nittler, T. J. McCoy, Z. Xiao, D. M. Baker, C. I. Fassett, S. E. Braden, J. Oberst, F. Scholten, F. Preusker, and D. M. Hurwitz. 2011. "Hollows on Mercury: MESSENGER Evidence for Geologically Recent Volatile-Related Activity." Science 333 (6051): 1856-1859 [10.1126/science.1211681]

    Schon, S. C., J. W. Head, D. M. Baker, et al. C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter, S. L. Murchie, and S. C. Solomon. 2011. "Eminescu impact structure: Insight into the transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury." Planetary and Space Science 59 (15): 1949-1959 [10.1016/j.pss.2011.02.003]

    Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, S. C. Schon, et al. C. M. Ernst, L. M. Prockter, S. L. Murchie, B. W. Denevi, S. C. Solomon, and R. G. Strom. 2011. "The transition from complex crater to peak-ring basin on Mercury: New observations from MESSENGER flyby data and constraints on basin formation models." Planetary and Space Science 59 (15): 1932-1948 [10.1016/j.pss.2011.05.010]

    Baker, D. M., J. W. Head, and D. R. Marchant. 2010. "Flow patterns of lobate debris aprons and lineated valley fill north of Ismeniae Fossae, Mars: Evidence for extensive mid-latitude glaciation in the Late Amazonian." Icarus 207 (1): 186-209 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.11.017]

    Head, J. W., D. R. Marchant, J. L. Dickson, A. M. Kress, and D. M. Baker. 2010. "Northern mid-latitude glaciation in the Late Amazonian period of Mars: Criteria for the recognition of debris-covered glacier and valley glacier landsystem deposits." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 294 (3-4): 306-320 [10.1016/j.epsl.2009.06.041]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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