Donna Jurdy

Donna Jurdy

Email: donna at
Location: Tech F496/F497

Ph.D. University of Michigan
M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A. University of Rochester

Research Website


My research is currently on the tectonics of Venus and the magnetic lineations on Mars.


EARTH 102: Death of the Dinosaurs
EARTH 110: Exploration of the Solar System
EARTH 351: Forming a Habitable Planet
EARTH 450: Advanced Topics: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn

Selected Publications

"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.

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. JurdyTerra Nova, vol. 18 (4), pp. 276-281, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2006.00690.x, 2006

"Origin of martian northern hemishere mid-latitude lobate debris aprons", Han Li, Mark S. Robinson and Donna M. JurdyIcarus, vol. 176, pp. 382-394, 2005

Research Interests

  • Plate kinematics and dynamics
  • volcanism of Io
  • tectonics of Venus
  • magnetization of Mars
July 25, 2015