CLARK R. CHAPMAN: c.v. April 2001


     A.B., Astronomy, Harvard College, 1967
     M.S., Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968
     Ph.D., Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972

Research Interests

     Physical studies of small bodies in the solar system (asteroids, comets, satellites, Mercury,
        meteoroids, etc.)
     Telescopic and spacecraft visible/IR spectrophotometry: planets, satellites, asteroids, comets
     Cratering and impact-erosional processes; accretion of planetesimals
     Regolith development and crater-degradational processes; endogenic cratering
     Analysis of telescopic and spacecraft imagery of planetary atmospheres and surfaces
        (member, Galileo SSI team; member, NEAR MSI/NIS team; member, MESSENGER science team)
     Analysis of terrestrial impact hazard and role of impacts in origin and destiny of life
     Fostering interdisciplinary communication among planetary scientists and improving dialog
        between planetary scientists and the lay public


Southwest Research Institute

        (Boulder Office, Department of Space Studies of Div. 15 [Space Science Division]),
        Institute Scientist (member, Advisory Committee on Research), 1996- .
        Galileo Imaging Science Team; Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR-Shoemaker) Mission
        (MSI/NIS Imaging/Spectroscopy Team); MESSENGER (Discovery Program Mercury 
        orbiter) Science Team; telescopic, interpretational, modelling, and theoretical studies
        of asteroids, comets, planetary surfaces, early solar system processes; popular writing; 
        educational and public outreach.  (Consulting Employee, Science Applications Intl.
        Corp., Feb. 1995 - 1999; Adjunct Professor and Collaborator in NASA CU Astrobiology
        Inst., Univ. Colorado 1998 - present.)

Planetary Science Institute, 1972-1996

        (A division of SJI since Feb. 1995; formerly a division of Science Applications
        International Corporation/SAIC), Senior Scientist.  Division Scientist, 1979-1996.
        Spectrophotometry of asteroids and comet nuclei, interpretation of asteroid and meteorite
        spectra; accretion and fragmentation processes in the early solar system; studies of collisions
        and cratering; participation on Galileo Imaging Science Team.  (On sabbatical to Institute for
        Astronomy, University of Hawaii, August 1984 - February 1985).

IIT Research Institute, 1971-1972

        Spectrophotometry of asteroids; selection of targets for asteroid space missions.

M.I.T. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Planetary Astronomy Laboratory, 1969-1971

        Spectrophotometry of planets and asteroids to find surface properties and genetic
        relations; cratering processes; interpretation of Mariner 6 and 7 imagery;
        studies of Galilean satellites, Mercury, and Saturn's rings.

Haystack Radar Facility, M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Summer, 1969

        Venus delay-doppler radar mapping and rotation period determination.

M.I.T. Department of Meteorology, Planetary Circulation Project, 1968-1970

        Motions and characteristics of Jupiter's spots; Jupiter general circulation.

M.I.T. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Summers 1966 and 1967, 1st semester of 1967-1968

        Studies of motions and lifetimes of Jupiter spots using New Mexico State
        University Observatory planetary patrol plates; analysis of Taylor Column
        Hypothesis for Red Spot.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1965-1966

        Studies of lunar and Martian cratering statistics and erosional models.

University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, summers of 1962 and 1964, autumn of 1963

        Interpretation of lunar photography, cartography; reduction of Ranger 7
        photography; visual and photographic telescopic observing.

Professional Activities

Professional Societies

        American Astronomical Society
           Division for Planetary Sciences
              Chairman (1982-1983)
                  Member, DPS Committee (1978-1981)
              Chairman, Publications Subcommittee (1971-1974)
                  Member (1979-1980)
              Chairman, Program Committee (1976-1977)
                  Member (1974-1975, 1980)
              Chairman, Nominating Committee (1977)
                  Member (1975-1977)
              Chairman, Kuiper/Urey Prize Subcommittee (1983-84)
              Representative to Planetary Meetings Steering Committee (1983-84)
              Winner of Sagan Medal for Excellence in Communication of Planetary Science (1999)

        American Geophysical Union, Planetology Section
           Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets (1991-94)

        American Association for the Advancement of Science
           Chairman, Nominating Committee, Astronomy Electorate (1981)
              Member (1978-1981)
           Member-at-Large, Astronomy Section Committee (1982-86)
           Fellow (2000- )

        Meteoritical Society
           Chairman, Leonard Medal Committee (1983-84)
              Member (1980-83)
           Fellow (elected 1988)
           Council Member (1992-96)

        International Astronomical Union (elected 1976)
           Commission 15
              President (1982-1985)
              Vice President (1979-1982)
              Member, Organizing Committee (1976-85)
           Commission 16
           Commission 17
           Working Group on NEO's (Member Org. Comm., 1998- )

        American Planning Association (1985-90)

Scientific Committee Work, Consulting, etc.

        Consultant, IAU Task Group on Mercury Nomenclature (1974-1975)
        Consultant, IAU Commission 15 (1973-1976)
        Consultant, Working Group 2, IAU Commission 17, 1970's
        Member, URSA Lunar and Planetary Science Council (of the Lunar and Planetary
           Institute, 1975-1979)
        Member, Lunar Science Review Panel (1975-1977; 1980-1981)
        Member, NASA Terrestrial Bodies Science Working Group (1976-1977)
        Member, Committee on Planetary Exploration (COMPLEX), Space Science Board,
           National Academy of Sciences (1977-1980)
        Member, Infrared Telescope IRTF Review Committee (1979-1981)
        Member, Management Operations Working Group for NASA Infrared Telescope
           Facility (1981-86)
        Member, Small Bodies Working Group, NASA Solar System Exploration
           Committee (SSEC) (1981-1983)
        Member, Primitive Bodies Study Team, NAS/ESF Joint Working Group on
           Cooperation in Planetary Exploration (1983-1984)
        Member, NASA Solar System Exploration Management Council (1984-88)
           Head, Education Subcommittee (1986-88)
        Member, Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby Science Working Group (1984-1985)
        Member, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Study Group (1985-87)
        Member, Management Operations Working Group for NASA Planetary Astronomy
           Program (1985-88) (Chairman, 1986-88)
        Member, NASA Planetary Astronomy Committee (1986-88)
        Member, M.I.T. Corp. Visiting Committee to Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and
           Planetary Sciences (1986-91)
        Member, Organizing Committee, Asteroids II meeting (1988)
        Member, Working Sub-Group on Primitive Bodies of NASA Science Working
           Group for the Planetenteleskop Project (1987-89)
        Member, Organizing Committee, "The Sun in Time" meeting (1989)
        Chairman, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Near-Earth
                Asteroids (1991)
        Member, Organizing Committee, ACM91 meeting (1991)
        Member, NASA International Near-Earth-Object Detection Workshop (1991-93)
        Consultant, NASA Near-Earth Objects Survey Working Group (1994-95)
        Member, Organizing Committee, IAU Colloq. Mercury and the Moon (1996)
        Member, Workshop on "Prediction in the Earth Sciences: Use and Misuse in
                Policy Making (Geol. Soc. Am., Natl. Ctr. Atmos. Res.) (1997-99)
        Member, Task Group on Sample Return from Small Solar System Bodies,
                National Research Council (1997-8)
        Member, Scientific Organizing Committees, "Asteroids 2001" and "Asteroids III" 
        Member, Scientific Program and Local Organizing Committees for "Jupiter" (2001) 

Editorial Work

        Chairman, Publications Subcommittee, AAS Division for Planetary Sciences 
           (1971-1974);  Member (1979-1980)
        Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (1976-1978)
        Member, Editorial Board, Icarus (1978-1980)
        Associate Editor, Icarus, (1981-1991)
        Associate Editor, Proceedings 8th Lunar Science Conference (1977)
        Co-Editor, Mercury, Univ. of Ariz. Press, 1988 (with F. Vilas and M.S. Matthews)
        Editor, Northwest (Tucson) Homeowners Association Newsletter (1977-89)
        Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets (1991-94)

Writing and Popularization of Science

        Co-Author, Cosmic Catastrophes, Plenum, 1989 (with D. Morrison);
           Alternate Selections, Library of Science and Astronomy Book Club 
        Author, Planets of Rock and Ice, Scribner's, 1982.
        Author, The Inner Planets, Scribner's, 1977; Alternate Selection, Library
           of Science
        Member, Advisory Board, "Tracking the 21st Century" Project, Tucson Public
           Library (1981-1983)
        Author, "News and Reviews" monthly column in The Planetary Report of The
           Planetary Society (1980-1999)
        Public Lecturer at Flandrau Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History,
           Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Cleveland Museum of Natural History,
           Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, Vancouver Planetarium, Rutgers
           University, Denver Museum Science & Nature, amateur astronomy groups, AARP, etc. 
        Consultant, Scientist's Institute for Public Information, N.Y. City (1979-89)
        Contributor, The Planets, Bantam Books, 1985; #11 on B. Dalton's Bestseller list.
        Author, Solar System Exploration:  Discovering our Origins and Destiny,
           NASA brochure (1988)
        Listed in "Contemporary Authors"
        Author, popular articles in Sky & Telescope, Mercury, Scientific American,
           Astronomy, Tucson Weekly News, Pacific Discovery, The Skeptical Inquirer, The
           Planetary Report, New Scientist, Physics World 
        Author, News & Views articles, Nature magazine (1990-  )
        Consultant, Time-Life Books (1989-90)
        Author, Voyage to Neptune, NASA Special Publication, in press. 
        Author, New Book of Knowledge and many other encyclopedias
        Consultant, "Cosmic Catastrophes", Hansen Planetarium (1990-92).
        Curator, "IMPACT" exhibit, Univ. Colorado Museum of Natural History (1997-9)
        Liaison between Science Team and E&PO Program, MESSENGER Discovery Mission (1997- )
        Author, article on "Earth", Encyclopedia Britannica (1992)
        Interviewee, (inter)national radio/TV/Internet news and talk shows (CBS, PBS, NPR, BBC,
           NHK, CNN, CBC, Fox, etc.) concerning impact hazard, S-L 9, Europa, etc., (1991-2001)

Civic Activities (Tucson AZ and Nederland CO)

     Precinct Committeeman, Democratic Party (1987-88)
     Editor, Northwest Homeowners Association Newsletter (1977-89)
     Member, Pima County Planning and Zoning Commission (1985-89)
        Chairman, Grading Ordinance Subcommittee (1986-89)
        Chairman, Weekend Directional Signs Subcommittee (1989)
     Member, Board of Directors, Neighborhood Coalition of Greater Tucson (1987-1996)
     Co-recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Federation of Pima Homeowners Associations (1988)
     Coauthor, Transportation Section, MEPP Plan (adopted, Boulder County Comp. Plan) (2000)
     Representative (for PUMA), Boulder County Fire Mitigation Group (2000)   

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