Sierra R. Ramsey
Research: Igneous Petrology, Planetary Geology, Martian Geology
Office: TEC 110
Geology M.S.: University of Georgia (2020)
Geology B.S.: Western Carolina University (2018)
My research interests are in igneous petrology, martian geology, and general planetary science. Goals of my research include yielding a better understanding of the complexities of the martian mantle, investigating the petrogenesis of martian meteorites, and how the martian meteorite groups are related to one another. To do this, I use a suite of analytical techniques, including transmitted and reflected light microscopy, electron microprobe analyses, and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
Ramsey, S.R., Howarth, G.H., Udry, A. and Gross, J. (2021), Nickel–manganese variability in olivine and Al-in-olivine thermometry for olivine-phyric shergottites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.13721
Ramsey, S.; Howarth, G. H.; Gross, J.; Udry, A. (2020). Major and Minor Element in Olivine to Determine Source Lithology. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract no. 1447.
Fagan, A.L.; Gross, J.; Ramsey, S.; Turrin, B. (2018). Northwest Africa 8632- Recording Young Lunar Volcanism. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract no. 2584.