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Miss Rhian Chapman

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • rhian.chapman

Professional biography

I am currently in my final year of postgraduate study within the Planetary Environments Group at The Open University.

After completing my MPhys in Astrophysics (Cardiff University) I worked in industry for a number of years before returning to academia.

Research interests

I am investigating the formation of small and regional dust storms on Mars, their influence on the Martian climate, and their potential impact on future Mars lander missions. I am studying the processes by which dust is lifted from the Martian surface, and how these dust lifting processes are represented within the UK Mars Global Circulation Model (MGCM).

Interests: planetary atmospheres, climate modelling, numerical simulation.

Publications

Diurnal Variation in Martian Dust Devil Activity (2017-02-01)
Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. and Steele, L. J.
Icarus, 292 (pp. 154-167)
Comparison of Global-Scale and Mesoscale Modelling of Vertical Profiles in the Martian Atmosphere: How Does Model Resolution Impact Predictions of Conditions at Mission Landing Sites? (2018-03-20)
Chapman, Rhian; Lewis, Stephen; Balme, Matthew; Steele, Liam; Aboudan, Alessio and Ferri, Francesca
In : 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (19-23 Mar 2018, Texas, USA)
Wind-Stress Dust Lifting in a Mars Global Circulation Model: Representation across Resolutions (2017-12-12)
Chapman, Rhian; Lewis, Stephen; Balme, Matthew and Steele, Liam
In : AGU Fall Meeting (11-15 Dec 2017, New Orleans, USA)
Impact of Global Model Resolution on the Representation of Martian Wind-Stress Dust Lifting (2017-12-01)
Chapman, Rhian; Lewis, Stephen; Balme, Matthew and Steele, Liam
In : 1st British Planetary Science Congress (3-5 Dec 2017, Glasgow)
The Effect of Model Resolution on Wind-Stress Dust Lifting Within the LMD/UK Mars Global Circulation Model (2016-12-14)
Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. and Steele, L. J.
In : 6th International Workshop on the Mars Atmosphere: Modelling and Observations (17-20 Jan 2017, Granada, Spain)
How Do Martian Dust Devils Vary Throughout the Sol? (2016-12-13)
Chapman, Rhian; Lewis, Stephen; Balme, Matthew and Steele, Liam
In : AGU Fall Meeting 2016 (12-17 Dec 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA)
How Do Martian Dust Devils Vary Throughout the Sol? (abstract) (2016-12-13)
Chapman, Rhian; Lewis, Stephen; Balme, Matthew and Steele, Liam
In : AGU Fall Meeting 2016 (12-17 Dec 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA)
Martian Dust Devils: When to Watch for Them (2016-01-22)
Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. and Steele, L. J.
In : UKPF 13th Annual Early Career Scientists' Meetings (22 Jan 2016, Leicester)
Investigating the Martian atmosphere using the ExoMars 2016 lander (2015-05-15)
Chapman, R. M.; Lewis, S. R.; Balme, M. R. and Steele, L. J.
In : 4th UK in Aurora Programme Meeting (15 May 2015, London)