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H. Jay Melosh
Institution: University of Arizona
Role: Numerical Simulations
Address: Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona
Tucson AZ, 85721
Bio: Professor Melosh, University of Arizona, specializes in impact cratering, planetary tectonics, and the physics of earthquakes and landslides. He is responsible for numerical simulations and models of the impact for the Deep Impact mission, and for the analysis of the images of crater excavation. His is the author of more than 150 papers on various aspects of planetary science and the book "Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process". He is the recipient of the Barringer Medal of the Meteoritical Society for his work on the physics of impact, the Gilbert award of the Geological Society of America, and is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society, AGU, GSA and AAAS. He has recently participated in the creation of a web site for computing the effects of impacts on the Earth that can be found at


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