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     Date Submitted:21-02-2013
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     Current job:Geoscientist and remote sensing / GIS analyst
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     Keywordsremote sensing, GIS analyst, data analyst, geomorphology, planetary science, geology, natural hazard assessment
    CV

    Nationality: French

     

    MAIN SKILLS

    -  Remote sensing and GIS processing, data management and analysis:

    -    Processing of multispectral, thermal IR, radar and lidar data, SAR interferometry processing and interpretation

    -    Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Desktop, Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst, geodatabase creation and management,    raster and vector processing and analysis, cartography

    -    Application to geological and geomorphological studies, environmental issues, natural hazard assessment

    -  Research experience in planetary sciences, fluvial, glacial and periglacial geomorphology, erosion and sediment processes, mineralogy and structural geology

    -  Reporting (reports, peer-reviewed publications, seminar and conference presentations)

    -  Preparation and teaching of GIS tutorials

     

    EDUCATION

    2008

    Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences, Dept. of Space Research and Planetary Science, U. of Bern, Switzerland

    2002

    M.Sc. in Remote Sensing, Image Processing and Applications (first class honors), Engineering Department, U. of Dundee / School of Geosciences, U. of Edinburgh, UK

    2000

    DEA (Advanced Post-graduate degree, MSc equivalent) in Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS), U. of Toulouse, France

    1999

    Bachelor degree in Physical Geography (first class honors), University of Artois, Arras, France and Centre of Applications and Research in Remote Sensing (CARTEL), U. of Sherbrooke, Canada (Foreign exchange student)

    1995

    Baccalaureate in Mathematics and Physics(first class honors) High School of Beuvry, France

     

    EXPERIENCE

    February 2010 – July 2012

    Post-Doctoral Researcher, Earth and Planetary Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

    Main project: investigation of fluvial networks, pyroclastic deposits and tectonic deformations on Mars and terrestrial analogues 

    -  Processing of remote sensing data (multispectral, thermal IR and lidar) with ENVI and USGS ISIS

    -  Production of high-resolution digital terrain models using stereo images

    -  Creation of geodatabases and geoprocessing of multiple datasets in ArcGIS

    -  Geomorphological and geological mapping

    -  Investigation of tectonic deformations using remote sensing analysis and comparison with the predictions of tectonic models

    July 2003 –

    Dec.2008

    Research Assistant,Dept. of Space Research and Planetary Science, University of Bern, Switzerland

    Main project:Investigating martian periglacial landforms and terrestrial analogues, using high resolution imagery and energy-balance modeling

    -  Team member of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: target selection, data processing and analysis

    - Processing of remote sensing data (multispectral, thermal IR and lidar) with USGS ISIS, ENVI and ArcGIS

    -  ArcGIS geodatabase creation and management

    -  Modeling of surface temperature and ground ice sublimation rates in IDL

    - Modeling of the formation process of thermokarstic depressions and polygonal fractures

     

    Jan 2002-

    Sept. 2002

    M.Sc. Research Project, University of Dundee / School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, UK

    Main project:Surface change detection on the archaeological site of Nasca, Peru, using  SAR interferometry

    -  InSAR processing of ERS SAR image pairs with Earthview InSAR (production of an interferogram, a digital elevation model and coherence images)

    -  Mapping of the local geomorphology and archaeological site with ASTER images

    -  Processing and interpretation of the InSAR products in ENVI, PCI Geomatics and ArcGIS to detect surface degradation, surface displacements and natural hazards

    -  Identification of the archaeological zones sensitive to erosion and natural hazard assessment

     

    Jan 2000-

    June 2000:

    M.Sc. Research Project , University of Toulouse, France

    Main project:Integrating hyperspectral, gamma and neutron remote sensing to analyze the structure and composition of the lunar crust

    -  Multispectral, neutron and gamma-ray data analysis (IDL, UNIX environment)

    -  Statistical analysis of mineralogical and geochemical data with IDL and ENVI

    -  Creation of mineralogical and geochemical maps and petrologic interpretation

     

     

    Oct. 1998 –Sept. 1999

    Bachelor Research Project, University of Sherbrooke, Canada/ University of Artois, France

    Main project:Geomorphological mapping of surface deposits and identification of the paleoshores of the Memphrémagog proglacial lake and of the paleovalley of the Magog River, Northwest of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

    -  Geomorphological and geological mapping using aerial photographs

    -  Collection of sedimentary samples in the field and analysis in laboratory (identification of ancient      glaciolacustrine and glaciofluvial deposits)

    -  Reconstruction of the paleoshorelines of the proglacial lake Memphremagog

    -  Natural hazards assessment

     

    TEACHING and OUTREACH

    2010-2012

    2001-present

     

    Preparation and teaching of tutorials on data processing and data management in ArcGIS

    Participation in an educational website, answering children’s questions about astronomy and related topics (www.etoile-des-enfants.ch)

     

    LANGUAGES

     

     

    - French (native)

    - English (fluent, both written and spoken)

     

                       - German (working knowledge)

                        - Italian (familiar)

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    -  OS: Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OS

    -   Image processing: Earthview InSAR, ENVI, PCI Geomatics, USGS ISIS 2 and 3

    -   GIS and mapping: ArcGIS Desktop (including Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and ModelBuilder), GDAL, Surfer

    -   Database management: SQL (introductory level)

    -   Processing of digital terrain models: NASA Ames Stereo Pipeline

    -   Graphic and web design: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS6, Corel Painter 12,  Dreamweaver, HTML

    -   Programming: working knowledge of IDL and  Python

    -   Others: Microsoft Office Suite 2010, SigmaPlot, Origin

     

     

    AWARDS

    July 2011

    NASA Group Achievement Award as a member of the team of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE).

     

    PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

     

    Lefort A., Burr, D., Beyer, R. and Howard, A.D. (2012) Inverted fluvial features in the Aeolis–Zephyria Plana, western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars: evidence for post-formation modification,Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, E03007, doi:10.1029/2011JE004008.

     

    Lefort, A., Russell, P. and Thomas. N. (2010) Scalloped terrains in the Peneus and Amphitrites Paterae region of Mars as observed by HiRISE.Icarus 205(1):259-268

     

    Lefort, A., Russell, P., Thomas, N., McEwen, A.S., Dundas, C.M. and Kirk, R.L. (2009) Observations of periglacial landforms in Utopia Planitia with the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). Journal of Geophysical Research 114, E04005, doi:10.1029/2008JE003264

     

    Lefort, A., Grippa, M., Walker, N., Stewart, L.J. and Woodhouse, I.H. (2004) Change detection across the Nasca pampa using spaceborne SAR interferometry. International Journal of Remote Sensing 25(10):1799-1803

     

    Dundas, C.M., M.T. Mellon, A.S. McEwen, A. Lefort, L., Keszthelyi, P. and Thomas, N. (2008) HiRISE observations of fractured mounds: Possible Martian pingos. Geophysical Research Letters 35, L04201, doi:10.1029/2007GL031798

     

     

    In preparation:

     

    Lefort A., Burr, D. M. and Nimmo, F. , Slope reversal in inverted fluvial channels and implications for regional crustal processes near the Martian dichotomy boundary, submitting to Geology

     

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS

     

     

     

    Lefort, A., Grippa, M., Walker, N., Stewart, L.J. and Woodhouse, I.H. (2003) Interferometric coherence for change detection in the Nasca region of Peru. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2003. IGARSS apos 03. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE International, 4:2263 - 2265

     

     

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (ABSTRACTS)

     

     

    March 2012

     

    43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, USA

    Lefort, A.,Burr, D.M., Beyer, R.A. and Howard, A.D., Sinuous ridges as tools to investigate post-flow modification in the Aeolis-Zephyria Plana, Western Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars (oral).

    March 2011

    42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, USA

    Lefort, A., Burr, D.M., Beyer, R.A. and Howard, A.D.,Topographic post-formation modifications of inverted fluvial features in the western Medusae Fossae formation, Mars(poster).

    November 2010

    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA

    Lefort, A., Burr, D.M., Beyer, R. A. and Howard, A.D.,Post-formation Modification of Sinuous Ridges in the Aeolis-Zephyria Planum Region, Mars (poster).

    June 2007

    2nd international workshop, Exploring Mars and its Earth Analogues, Trento, Italy

    Lefort, A., Russell, P.S. and Thomas, N. Periglacial features in the Martian mid-latitudes, insight from HiRISE (oral).

    April 2007

    European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

    Lefort, A., Russell, P.S., Thomas, N., HiRISE observations of possible periglacial features in the martian mid-latitude mantle (oral).

    March 2007

    38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, USA

    Lefort, A., Russell, P.S. and Thomas, N., Scalloped terrains in Utopia Planitia, insight from HiRISE(poster).

    October 2006

    4th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, Davos, Switzerland,

    Lefort, A., Russell, P.S. and Thomas, N. Scallop-shaped depressions and mantle sublimation in the mid-latitudes of Mars (poster).

     

     

    Invited seminar:

     

    July 15th 2011.

     

    Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

    Lefort, A., Burr, D.M., Beyer, R. A. and Howard, A.D., Topographic post-formation modifications of sinuous ridges in the Aeolis-Zephyria Plana, Mars

     


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