About Me

I'm Lauren McKeown.

I am a planetary scientist with particular interest in icy planetary surface processes. I am driven to understand active Martian surface processes such as the formation of araneiforms by cryoventing and linear gullies by sliding CO2 ice blocks. I specialise in analog laboratory experiments under low pressure and temperature conditions and the analysis of multispectral remote-sensing data, in particular HiRISE images and DTMs. I am also interested in the surfaces of icy moons and plume dynamics.