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Carlton Leuschen

Associate Professor
Primary office:
2052 Eaton Hall


Primary Research Interests

  • Radar Sounding
  • Radar Altimetry
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar


  • Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering with Honors, The University of Kansas, 2001
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering with Honors, The University of Kansas, 1997
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Highest Distinction, The University of Kansas, 1995


  • Panel Review Committee: NASA Planetary Instrument Design and Development Program
  • Reviewer (Journal): IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Advances in Space Research, Journal of Geophysical Research, Planetary and Space Science
  • Reviewer (Proposal): ESA CryoSat Data, NASA Mars Fundamental Research Program


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Tau Beta Pi

Selected Publications

  • Farrell W., S. M. Clifford, S. M. Milkovich, J. J. Plaut, C. J. Leuschen, G. Picardi, D. A. Gurnett, T. R. Watters, A. Safaeinili, A. B. Ivanov, R. J. Phillips, E. R. Stofan, E. Heggy, S. A. Cummer and J. R. Espley, “MARSIS Subsurface Radar Investigations of the South Polar Reentrant Chasma Australe,” Journal of Geophysical Research (Accepted with rev.).
  • Leuschen, C., R. Swift, J. Comiso, R. K. Raney, R. Chapman, W. Krabill, J. Sonntag, “Comparisons of laser and radar altimeter height measurements to estimate snow depth during the 2004 Antarctic AMSR-E Sea Ice field campaign,” Journal of Geophysical Research (Accepted with rev.).
  • Watters, T., B. Campbell, L. Carter1, C. Leuschen, J. Plaut, G. Picardi, R. Orosei, A. Safaeinili, S. Clifford, W. Farrell, A. Ivanov, R. Phillips, E. Stofan, “MARSIS radar sounding of the Medusae Fossae Formation: A unique deposit on Mars,” Science (Accepted).
  • Seu R., R. Phillips, G. Alberti, D. Biccari, F. Bonaventura, M. Bortone, D. Calabrese, B. Campbell, M. Cartacci, L. Carter, C. Catallo, A. Croce, R. Croci, M. Cutigni, A. Di Placido, S. Dinardo, C. Federico, E. Flamini, F. Fois, A. Frigeri, O. Fuga, E. Giacomoni, Y. Gim, M. Guelfi, J. Holt, W. Kofman, C. Leuschen, L. Marinangeli, P. Marras, A. Masdea, S. Mattei, R. Mecozzi, S. Milkovich, A. Morlupi, J. Mouginot, R. Orosei, C. Papa, T. Paternò, P. Persi del Marmo, E. Pettinelli, G. Pica, G. Picardi, J. Plaut, M. Provenziani, N. Putzig, F. Russo, A. Safaeinili, G. Salzillo, M. Rosaria Santovito, S. Smrekar, B. Tattarletti, D. Vicari, “Accumulation and Erosion of Mars’ South Polar Layered Deposits,” Science 21 September 2007 317: 1715-1718 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1144120
  • Plaut, J. J., Picardi, G., Safaeinili, A., Ivanov, A. B., Milkovich, S. M., Cicchetti, A., Kofman, W., Mouginot, J., Farrell, W. M., Phillips, R. J., Clifford, S. M., Frigeri, A., Orosei, R., Federico, C., Williams, I. P., Gurnett, D. A., Nielsen, E., Hagfors, T., Heggy, E., Stofan, E. R., Plettemeier, D., Watters, T. R., Leuschen, C. J., and Edenhofer, P., “Subsurface Radar Sounding of the South Polar Layered Deposits of Mars,” Science (submitted).
  • Watters, T., Leuschen, C., Plaut, J., Picardi, G., Safaeinili, A., Clifford, S., Farrell, W., Ivanov, A., Phillips, R., and Stofan, E., “MARSIS radar sounder evidence of buried basins in the northern lowlands of Mars,” Nature, 444, 905-908, 2006.

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Richard and Wilma Moore Thesis Award
  • NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship
  • Society of American Military Engineers Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Miller Scholar, University of Kansas, 2010


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Tau Beta Pi

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