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Sunrise over Angkor Wat.
December, 2013


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ALEXANDER M. MORGAN

National Air and Space Museum
600 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560
morgana@si.edu

EDUCATION

2011-2017 Ph.D. with advisor Prof. Alan Howard. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
2006-2010 B.S. with advisor Prof. Erik Asphaug. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020- Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
2020- Research Associate, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2017-2020 Research Geologist, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2015-2017 Predoctoral Fellow, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2011-2015 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904
2010-2011 Research Associate, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043
2007-2010 Technician, Santa Cruz Seaside Company, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

(Google Scholar Profile)
4. Morgan, A. M., Craddock, R. A. (2017). Depositional processes of alluvial fans along the Hilina Pali fault scarp, Island of Hawaii. Geomorphology 296, 104-112, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.028
3. Moore, J. M., Howard, A. D., Morgan, A. M. (2014). The Landscape of Titan as Witness to its Climate Evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 119, 2060-2077, doi:10.1002/2014JE004608
2. Morgan, A. M., Howard, A. D., Hobley, D. E. J., Moore, J. M., Dietrich, W. E., Williams, R. M. E., Burr, D. M., Grant, J. A., Wilson, S. A., Matsubara, Y. (2014). Sedimentology and climatic environment of alluvial fans in the martian Saheki crater and a comparison with terrestrial fans in the Atacama Desert. Icarus 229, 131-156, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.11.007
1. Durda, D., Movshovitz, N., Richardson, D., Asphaug, E., Morgan, A., Rawlings, A.R., Vest, C. (2009). Experimental determination of the coefficient of restitution for meterscale granite spheres. Icarus 211, 849-855. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.09.003

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Photography

All are shot with a Nikon D3100 DSLR and Tamron 18-270 mm F/3.5-6.3 lens.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunrise over Angkor Wat.
December, 2013

Atacama Desert, Chile

Wrapping up a day of field work.
April, 2012

Phuket, Thailand

Fishing boat in Phang Nga Bay.
December, 2013

Auvergne, France

Morning in the French countryside.
August, 2013

Keauhou, Hawai'i

A paddleboarder at sunset.
July, 2014

Chamonix, France

Climbers descend the Aguille du Midi. August, 2013

Atacama Desert, Chile

Exploring the headwaters of an alluvial fan.
April, 2012

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha Temple).
December, 2013

Kings Canyon, California

Ascending Black Giant Peak (13,330 ft)
August, 2012

Chamonix, France

Aiguille du Dru from the Mer de Glace.
August, 2013

Big Island, Hawai'i

Lava flows meet the sea at Kupapau Point.
August, 2014

Death Valley, California

Getting back to camp in Eureka Valley.
October, 2014

Ansel Adams Wilderness, California

Trinity Lakes, John Muir Trail.
July, 2013

Phnom Phen, Cambodia

Independence Monument at night.
December, 2013

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Children wave hello on the Tonlé Sap lake.
December, 2013