I am a master of science candidate here at the University of Tennessee Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences working with Devon Burr and Bradley Thomson. My research here as a planetary geologist varies to include volcanic processes, impact crater mechanics, and geomorphologic features on Venus, Earth, and the Moon. Currently, my specific research interests include origins and morphologies of volcanic edifices on Venus, as well as impact crater chronology on the surface of the moon. My recent publications include a 1:5,000,000 scale reconnaissance map of the V-49 Mahuea Tholus quadrangle on Venus, as well as an in-depth analysis of shield field characteristics and origins on the surface of Venus. Near-future research will focus on diffusion rates of lunar impact craters based on radar signatures and topographic data.
- Nypaver, C., P. Lang, E. Baker, B.J. Thomson (2016) Reconnaissance 1:5M scale geologic mapping of the Mahuea Tholus (V-49) quadrangle, Venus. 47th LPSC.
- Nypaver, C., P. Lang, E. Baker, B.J. Thomson (2016) Geologic Processes and Stratigraphies Recorded within Venusian Shield Fields. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
- Nypaver, C., Rogers, K. A., Lang, N. P. and Thomson, B. J. (2016) The Contribution of Small Shield Volcanoes to the Volcanic Resurfacing of the Mahuea Tholus Quadrangle [V-49], Venus. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
- Nypaver, C., Lang, N. P. Testing Channel Origin Hypotheses in the Mahuea Tholus Quadrangle (V-49), Venus (2015) Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.