- Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
1850 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2150
email: donna @ earth.northwestern.edu
phone: (847) 491-7163 ;
fax: (847) 491-8060
- Ph.D. 1974 University of Michigan
- M.A. 1970 State University of New York at Buffalo
- B.A. 1968 University of Rochester
- PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
- American Geophysical Union
- Fellow, Geological Society of America
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Association for Women Geoscientists
- RESEARCH INTERESTS
- My recent research concentrates on terrestrial plate kinematics and dynamics,
the tectonics of Venus, magnetization of Mars,
and Titan's surface. Also, we've worked on Ganymede and the volcanism of Io.
- REPRINTS OF PUBLICATIONS
"Optical reflectivity of solid and liquid methane: application to spectroscopy of Titan's hydrocarbon lakes", Adams, K., S. D. Jacobsen, S. Thomas, Z., Liu, M. Somayazulu, and D. M. Jurdy, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 39, L04309, 6 PP., doi:10.1029/2011GL049710, 2012.
"Pit distribution in Titan's equatorial region", Kimberly Adams and Donna M. Jurdy, Planetary and Space Science, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.01.007, 2012.
"Topographic comparisons of uplift features on Venus and Earth: Implications for Venus tectonics", Paul R. Stoddard and Donna M. Jurdy, Icarus, v. 217, pp. 524-533, doi:10.1016j.icarus.2011.09.003, 2011.
"Learning from failure: The SPREE Mid-Continent Rift Experiment", GSA Today, pp 5-7, September 2011.
Stein, S., S. van der Lee, D. Jurdy, C. Stein, D. Wies, M. Wysession, J. Revanaugh, A. Frederiksen, F. Darbyshire, T. Bollman, J. Lodewyk, E. Wolin, M. Merino, and K. Tekverk,
"Mars Magnetic Field, Sources and Models in a Quarter of the Southern Hemisphere", Donna M. Jurdy and Michael Stefanick, Icarus, 203, 38-46, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2009.04.027, 2009.
If you cannot access this, please email me and I would be pleased to send you a pdf of the paper and any others
email: donna @ earth.northwestern.edu
Reply to Review by A. C. Kerr, on GSA volume, Plates, Plumes, & Planetary Processes, G. R. Foulger and D. M. Jurdy, Marine Reviews, 29, 219-220, 2008.
Preface to volume, GSA Special Paper #430, Plates, Plumes, & Planetary Processes, editors, G. R. Foulger and D. M. Jurdy, i-iv, 2007
"The coronae of Venus: Impact, plume or other origin?", Donna M. Jurdy and Paul R. Stoddard, in GSA Special Paper #430, Plates, Plumes, & Planetary Processes, ed. G. R. Foulger and D. M. Jurdy, 859-878, 2007
"Microplate motions in the hotspot reference frame", Marco Cuffaro and Donna M. Jurdy, Terra Nova, vol. 18 (4), pp. 276-281, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2006.00690.x, 2006
"Origin of martian northern hemisphere mid-latitude lobate debris aprons", Han Li, Mark S. Robinson and Donna M. Jurdy, Icarus, vol. 176, pp. 382-394, 2005 reprint here.
"Impact Craters as Indicators of Tectonic and Volcanic Activity in the Beta-Atla-Themis Region, Venus",
Audeliz Matias and Donna M. Jurdy, in:
GSA Special paper #388, Plumes, Plates and Paradigms,, 825-839, 2005
"Vertical extrapolation of Mars magnetic potentials", Donna M. Jurdy and Michael Stefanick, Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1029/2004JE002277, 2004. reprint here.
"Distribution of Io's Volcanoes: Possible influence on spin axis", Paul R. Stoddard and Donna M. Jurdy, Geophysical Research Letters, 29(9), 10.1029/2001GL014539, 2002
"Corona classification by evolutionary stage", John DeLaughter and Donna M. Jurdy, Icarus, vol. 139, pp. 81-92, 1999
"Correlation of Venus surface features and geoid", Donna M. Jurdy and Michael Stefanick, Icarus, vol. 139, pp. 93-99, 1999
Other reprints available on request, please email: donna at earth.northwestern.edu
Lunar and Planetary Science Conferences, Abstracts:
"Topographic Comparisons of Uplift Features on Venus and Earth: Implications for Venus Tectonics", Paul R. Stoddard and Donna M. Jurdy abstract here.
"Pit Distribution in Titan's Equatorial Region", Kimberly Adams and Donna Jurdy abstract here.
"Downward Continuation of the Martian Magnetic Field", Jared Espley, Jack Connerney, Donna Jurdy and Mario Acuna abstract here.
"Martian Mid-Latitude Craters with Unusual Rim Deposits: Evidence for Volatiles or Topographic Control?", Audeliz Matias and Donna Jurdy abstract here.
"Martian Southern Hemisphere Debris Aprons", Han Li, Mark Robinson, Donna Jurdy abstract here.
"Vertical Extrapolation of Mars Magnetic Streamline Function to Surface", Donna Jurdy and Michael Stefanickabstract here.
"Ganymede's Sulci on Global and Regional Scales" Heather Bedle and Donna Jurdyabstract here.
"Study of a 15 km crater with diverse morphology: Elysium Planitia, Mars", Abstract #1163, Audeliz Matias and Donna Jurdy
"Vertical Extrapolation of Mars Magnetic Potentials", Donna Jurdy and Michael Stefanick
"Origin of martian Northern hemisphere mid-latitude lobate debris aprons", Han Li, Mark Robinson and Donna Jurdy
"Mars Magnetic Data: The Impact of Noise on the Vertical Extrapolation of Fields and Methods of Suppression", Donna Jurdy and Michael Stefanick
"Uplift of Venus geoid highs: Timing from coronae and craters", Paul Stoddard and Donna Jurdy
EPS 351, Forming a Habitable Planet, Spring 2011, with Seth Stein
EPS 107, Spring 2010, Our Dynamic Planet
EPS 102, Freshman Seminar, Fall 2011, Death of the Dinosaurs
EPS 450, Advanced Topics, Spring 2008, Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn
Course descriptions and detailsTeaching
Undergraduate Honors Committee
CAR, Committee on Athletics and Recreation
Faculty Associate, past Associate Master and Master,
Communications Residential College (CRC)
Member, Freshman Seminar Writing Award Committee
Other recent professional activities:
Co-editor, Gillian R. Foulger and Donna M. Jurdy, Geological Society of America Special Paper # 430, The Origin of Melt Anomalies: Plumes, Plates and Planetary Processes, Preface and Scope, vi-ix, contains 46 papers, ~150 discussion pieces, 997 pages, 2007.
The volume with 46 papers on "hotspots", locations of anomalous melts, represents the full spectrum of opinion on this controversial topic. A novel feature of this volume is the discussion of individual papers, ~150 on discussion pieces on over 2/3 of the papers.Volume website
Generous contributions by volume authors and others enable us to continue to give volumes to scientists at institutions around the world:
Volume donation website
Past, Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research,
American Geophysical Union
Founder and Participant, Speakers Bureau, Association for Women Geoscientists
Association for Women Geoscientists
Visiting Professor, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
I taught Exploration of the Solar System for the Department of Earth Sciences, in the GUCAS, Sciences, a 20 hour course, June 2011.
The Association for Women Geoscientists asked me to write up my experiences while in Beijing.
I summarize my activities there in an article published in the July - August, 2011 issue of Gaea, the newsletter of the Association for Women Geoscienstists: "Teaching in Beijing" A Visiting Professor's Experience":
Gaea article here
seti 36 pdf
seti 36 ppt
moons, p# 46
mars history, p# 61
planets, p# 101
venus, p# 41