Jay Dickson

Jay Dickson


What I Do

I am responsible for guiding the PGC to fulfill its core objectives and for determining its long-term trajectory. I seek out opportunities for the PGC to apply its talent and resources in creative ways at the University of Minnesota, in the polar science and logistics communities, and in the broader field of geospatial science and remote sensing.

  • M.S. University of Southern California, Geographic Information Science and Technology, 2014
  • B.A. Hampshire College, Astronomy, 2002

I can be found hiking with my family, taking long road trips, giving outreach presentations to wide varieties of audiences, and fixing things around the house.

Selected Publications

Dickson, J. L., A. M. Palumbo, J. W. Head, L. Kerber, C. I. Fassett and M. A. Kreslavsky (2023), Gullies on Mars could have formed by melting of water ice during periods of high obliquity, Science, 380, 6652, doi: 10.1126/science.abk2464.

Dickson, J. L., J. W. Head, J. S. Levy, G. A. Morgan, and D. R. Marchant (2017), Gully formation in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: multiple sources of water, temporal sequence and relative importance in gully erosion and deposition processes, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 467, doi: 10.1144/SP467.4.

Dickson, J. L., J. S. Levy, and J. W. Head (2014), Time-Lapse Imaging in Polar Environments, Eos Transactions, 95, 417-418.

Dickson, J. L., J. W. Head, J. S. Levy, and D. R. Marchant (2013), Don Juan Pond, Antarctica: Near-surface CaCl2-brine feeding Earth’s most saline lake and implications for Mars, Nature Scientific Reports, 3, doi: 10.1038/srep01166.