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  Donald George Korycansky

Donald George Korycansky

Associate Research Planetary Scientist



Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Earth & Planetary Sciences Department

Associate Research Planetary Scientist



Earth & Marine Sciences

Earth and Planetary Sciences

BS, California Institute of Technology
PhD, Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz

Planetary impacts, asteroid dynamics

My research interests at this time fall primarily into the following areas:

1) atmospheric impacts (i.e. impacts of asteroids and comets into planetary atmospheres),

2) crater formation by impacts, especially of multiple or disrupted bodies,

3) impact-generated tsunami on the Earth, and

4) asteroid dynamics (including internal structure, spin-states, surface processes, and origin of binaries).

In addition, I am working on extending the asteroid-dynamics computations to granular-flow and landslide modeling.

I am also part of the NASA-Ames Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission science team.

My work consists mostly of numerical modeling: I use codes developed by others (ZEUS-MP, COULWAVE) for impact and hydrodynamical modeling, and ones developed by myself (for rigid-body dynamics).

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