I am applying satellite geodesy techniques and developing mathematical methods for determining the changes of the Northern Hemisphere permafrost regions. My interests in science and mathematics covers topics in Geophysics (Gravity, Geomagnetic Fields and Meteorology), Planetary Sciences and applications of Inverse Theory, Harmonic and Numerical Analysis. Since I was a young student in Alabama, I had interests in Astronomy and Mathematics, in part due to the writings of Carl Sagan and the NASA Mariner, Pioneer and Viking Missions. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Geology/Mathematics I was hired by the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA), Topographic-Hydrographic Center, Department of Defense in the early build-up in modernization toward global Geographic Information Systems supporting operations by US and NATO. After the successful missions, Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm (now referred to as Gulf War I) and others I rose to the rank of Senior Cartographer within the Digital Products Department. Later I decided that to further my science interests and career I left DMA for graduate research and studies in Ohio and lastly in Alaska. During my time at the University of Akron I was a participant in the NSF Summer in Japan Program 1997. I now hold degrees of Master of Science Geophysics from the University of Akron, Ohio and Doctor of Philosophy Geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Since becoming a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Geophysical Institute I am now reviving my interests in Mars due to the exciting findings by recent ESA and NASA missions.
- Satellite Geodesy
- Mathematics and Computer Science Applications in the Physical Sciences
- Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
- American Geophysical Union
- European Geoscience Union
- International Association of Geodesy
- IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
- International Permafrost Association
- U.S. Permafrost Association
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Institute (Current)
- Graduate Research Assistant, (GI, UAF), 1999-2007
- Research Associate, Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Akron, Ohio, 1998-1999
- Senior Cartographer, Defense Mapping Agency, HTC, DoD, Bethesda MD, 1992-1994
- Physical Scientist, Defense Mapping Agency, HTC, DoD, Bethesda MD, 1985-1992
Muskett RR. 2012. Multi-Satellite and Sensor Derived Trends and Variation of Snow Water Equivalent on the High-Latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. International Journal of Geosciences. 3(1):1-13.
- Muskett RR, Romanovsky VE. 2011. Energy and mass changes of the Eurasian permafrost regions by multi-satellite and in-situ measurements. Natural Science. 3(10):827-836.
- Muskett RR. 2011. Non-stationary Drivers of Polar Sea Ice Area. Natural Science. 3(5):351-368.
- Muskett RR, Romanovsky VE. 2011. Alaskan Permafrost Groundwater Storage Changes from GRACE and Ground Measurements. Remote Sensing. 3:378-397.
Muskett RR, Romanovsky VE. 2009. Groundwater storage changes in arctic permafrost watersheds from GRACE and in-situ measurements. Environ. Res. Lett. 4: 045009.