Undergraduate Research Associate
Mercedes Jordan is a first-generation geophysics (B.S.) honors student at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and an undergraduate research associate at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. Mercedes’ research involves radar reflectometry, with current work focused on calibrating surface reflectivity from Kaguya’s Lunar Radar Sounder data using laboratory measurements of permittivity.
During her time at UT Austin, Mercedes has been recognized as a college scholar at the top of her class and has participated in the Undergraduate Honors Research Program. Mercedes hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in geophysics with a focus on its application in planetary science following the completion of her undergraduate degree.
Reflectometry, planetary volcanism, remote sensing.