Dave Blair

PhD student
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Purdue University, West Lafayette
E-mail: dblair@purdue.edu

Fields of interest

  • Planetary geophysics
  • Cratering mechanics,
  • Planetary differentiation
  • Extra solar planets
  • Terrestrial geophysical issues

Recent publications

David M. Blair, Andrew M. Freed, Paul K. Byrne, Christian Klimczak, Louse M. Prockter, Carolyn M. Ernst, Sean C. Solomon, H. Jay Melosh, and Maria T. Zuber:
The origin of graben and ridges in Rachmaninoff, Raditladi, and Mozart basins, Mercury.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2012), under review.

Christian Klimczak, Thomas R. Watters, Carolyn M. Ernst, Andrew M. Freed, Paul K. Byrne, Sean C. Solomon, David M. Blair, and James W. Head:
Deformation associated with ghost craters in volcanic smooth plains units on Mercury: Strain analysis and implications for plains evolution.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2012), in press.

Thomas R. Watters, Sean C. Solomon, Christian Klimczak, Andrew M. Freed, James W. Head, Carolyn M. Ernst, David M. Blair, Timothy A. Goudge, and Paul K. Byrne:
Extension and Contraction within Volcanically Buried Impact Craters and Basins on Mercury.
Geology (2012), in press.

David M. Blair, Andrew M. Freed, Paul K. Byrne, Christian Klimczak, Sean C. Solomon, Thomas R. Watters, Louise M. Prockter, H. Jay Melosh, and Maria T. Zuber:
Thermally Induced Graben in Peak-Ring Basins and Ghost Craters on Mercury.
43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, abstract 2501 (2012).

Myriam Lemelin, Carolyn E. Roberts, David M. Blair, Kirby D. Runyon, Daniela Nowka, David A. Paige, Paul D. Spudis, and David A. Kring:
Finding Volatiles on the Lunar Surface: An Innovative Multi-Source ArcGIS-Based Approach.
43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, abstract 1067 (2012).

H. Jay Melosh, David M. Blair, and Andrew M. Freed:
Origin of Superisostatic Gravity Anomalies in Lunar Basins.
43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, abstract 2596 (2012).

D.M. Blair et al.:
Testing mechanisms for the formation of a ring of graben in central Raditladi basin, Mercury.
41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, abstract 1762. (2010).

D.M. Blair and S.A. Hauck:
The Effects of Axial Obliquity Variation on Hesperian Martian Tectonics,
116th Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, Highland Hills, OH. (2007).