Quantitative Rock Abrasion on Earth & Mars


Principlal Investigators:
R. Greely, A. Razdan, N. Bridges (JPL)


An exploratory grant to study morphological features resulting from abrasion of rocks due to wind, water and other natural elements. Rocks will be abraded in a natural environment (Mojave desert) as well as at the NASA Ames wind tunnel at both Earth and Mars pressures.


Research Log from 4/27/04-4/28/04
Little Cowholes, Mojave National Preserve
Laser Scanning of Natural Rock Abrasion
View Log, 3D Data and Images


Research Log from 8/2/04 - 8/3/04
NASA ARC, Mountain View, CA
Abrasion Experiments for Laser Scanning
View Log, 3D Data and Images