George D. McDonald
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellow
Georgia Tech

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Welcome!
I'm a PhD candidate in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech. My research focuses primarily on radiative processes in the atmospheres of terrestrial planets, and the interactions of these atmospheres with surfaces. Most recently I have been focusing on Mars, Titan (Saturn's largest moon), and sub-Neptune sized exoplanets. You can find information about my research on this webpage. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or are interested in collaboration.
Recent News & Upcoming Presentations:
• 1/19/17 (Th) 11:15AM-11:30AM: Talk at the 6th Mars Atmosphere Modelling and Observations Workshop: Water vapor retrievals over north polar craters with ice mounds: Constraints on sublimation rates.
• 12/20/16 (Tu) 8-9PM: Public lecture at the Westport Astronomical Society in Westport, CT: Warm with a slight chance of rain: A 3.7 billion year old weather forecast for the planet Mars.
• 12/13/16 (Tu) 8AM-12:20PM: Poster presentation at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall meeting: Constraining the sublimation rate of the Louth crater ice mound with observations of atmospheric water vapor in the thermal infrared.
• 10/17/16 (M) 3:30-6PM: Poster presentation at the 48th Division for Planetary Sciences meeting: Investigation of the sub-Neptune photoevaporation desert for M-dwarfs to Sun-like stars.
• 8/4/16 (W) 3-4PM: Space Science & Astrobiology Division Seminar at NASA Ames: Orbital forcing as a driver of Titan's dune orientations.
Recent Photos:

10/16/16: In LA with Paul Corlies for the 2016 Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting.

8/4/16: At NASA Ames with Mary Beth Wilhelm.

7/28/16: Seminar at the Kavli Summer Program.

6/20/16: Group photo at the Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz.