PS Planetary and Solar System Sciences
The 2016 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Valerio Poggiali for the poster/PICO entitled:
Liquid-filled Canyons on Titan (Poggiali, V.; Mastrogiuseppe, M.;Hayes, A.; Seu, R.; Birch, S.; Lorenz, R.; Grima, C.; Kargel, J.; Hofgartner, J.)
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Valerio Poggiali is attending the last year of the Doctoral Program in Radar and Remote Sensing of the “Department of Information, Electronics and Telecommunication” of “La Sapienza” Università di Roma in Italy. My poster presents an analysis of the Cassini radar altimeter data aimed to directly detect the presence of liquid-filled canyons on Titan and characterize their geomorphologic context. Valerio is also interested into derive the most accurate estimations of Titan’s surfaces and seafloors geometrical and dielectric parameters by means of a stochastic inversion approaches based on Monte-Carlo simulations. He is an associate member of the Cassini Radar Science Team, a member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS). Next fall, he will move to Ithaca (NY) in order to continue at Cornell University his researches on the analysis of Cassini RADAR data of Titan’s lakes and seas.