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Alexander Berne


I am a planetary scientist and geophysicist based in Pasadena, California. For my research, I develop numerical tools to inform geodetic measurements at ocean worlds. I currently investigate how crustal structure at Enceladus, a small moon of Saturn, modulates observable response to diurnal tides. 

I am an engineer at heart (and by training). I spend my free time building instrumentation for climate/environmental monitoring and cancer research. I recently (2020-2021) worked with a team at NASA Ames to design an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle system to monitor CO2 emissions over volcanoes in Costa Rica. Prior to that (2019-2020), I worked with a team at Oxford University to build a particle accelerator energy monitoring device for cancer treatment. You can find more details about my engineering work in my publications. 

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