Klara Kalousova



address: Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics
V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
e-mail: kalous_at_karel.troja.mff.cuni.cz
tel.: (+420) 951 552 543
Orcid: 0000-0002-1602-8142
Researcher ID: C-2678-2017
Scopus Author ID: 55248302800

Teaching

Topics of projects and bachelor theses


Positions

since 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2016 - 2017 Research Assistant, Department of Geophysics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 - 2016 Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

Education

2010 - 2015 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics, Prague, Czech Republic and Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique, Universite de Nantes, Nantes, France, Ph.D. degree, thesis: "Dynamics of icy satellites with a liquid phase", supervisors: Ondrej Cadek and Gael Choblet (PDF, summary)
2008 - 2010 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics, Prague, Czech Republic, M.S. degree, thesis: "Internal dynamics of Mars: a study based on gravitational and topographic data", supervisor: Ondrej Cadek
2005 - 2008 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics, Prague, Czech Republic, B.S. degree, thesis: "Solar system bodies: internal structure analysis based on topography and gravity data", supervisor: Ondrej Cadek

Stays abroad

2015 - 2016 Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar (15 months)
2012 - 2013 Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique, Universite de Nantes, Nantes, France, Ph.D. student (18 months)

Participation in projects:

2020 - 2021 Exchange processes in the interior of ocean worlds (8J20FR005, Czech-French program BARRANDE, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, principal investigator)
2019 - 2021 Thermomechanical processes in icy moons - insight from numerical modeling (GA19-10809S, Czech Science Foundation, co-investigator)
2018 - 2023 University Centre for Mathematical Modelling, Applied Analysis and Computational Mathematics (UNCE/SCI/023, University Centre of Excellence, Charles University, junior team member)
2018 - 2023 Habitability of Hydrocarbon Worlds: Titan and Beyond (NASA Astrobiology Institute, collaborator)
2015 - 2017 Generation of meltwater and transport processes in the ice shell of Europa (GACR 15-14263Y, Czech Science Foundation, co-investigator)
2009 - 2010 Internal dynamics of Mars: a study based on gravitational and topographic data (GAUK 60609, Grant agency of Charles University, principal investigator)

Master students

  • Dominik Vach: Surface manifestation of melting within the ice shell of Europa (defended September 13, 2019, PDF)

  • Brendan Ninneman: Subsolidus thermal convection as a key to understanding volatile evolution and internal dynamics of large icy bodies

  • Martin Kihoulou: Impact crater relaxation throughout the solar system

Bachelor students

  • Martin Kihoulou: Viscoelastic deformation of ice bodies in the Solar System (defended June 25, 2019, PDF in Czech)

Publications in impacted journals


  1. Kalousova, K., and C. Sotin (2020), The insulating effect of methane clathrate crust on Titan's thermal evolution, Geophys. Res. Lett., accepted.

  2. Journaux, B., K. Kalousova, C. Sotin, G. Tobie, S. Vance, J. Saur, O. Bollengier, L. Noack, T. Ruckriemen-Bez, T. Van Hoolst, K. M. Soderlund, and J. M. Brown (2020), Large ocean worlds with high-pressure ices, Space Sci. Rev., 216(7), http://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-019-0633-7.

  3. Kalousova, K., and C. Sotin (2018), Melting in high-pressure ice layers of large ocean worlds - Implications for volatiles transport, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45(16), 8096-8103, http://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078889.

  4. Kalousova, K., C. Sotin, G. Choblet, G. Tobie, and O. Grasset (2018), Two-phase convection in Ganymede's high-pressure ice layer - Implications for its geological evolution, Icarus, 299, 133-147, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2017.07.018.

  5. Kalousova, K., D. M. Schroeder, and K. M. Soderlund (2017), Radar attenuation in Europa's ice shell: Obstacles and opportunities for constraining the shell thickness and its thermal structure, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122(3), 524-545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JE005110.

  6. Choblet, G., G. Tobie, C. Sotin, K. Kalousova, and O. Grasset (2017), Heat transport in the high-pressure ice mantle of large icy moons, Icarus, 285, 252-262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2016.12.002.

  7. Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek (2016), Water generation and transport below Europa's strike-slip faults, J. Geophys. Res. Planets , 121(12), 2444-2462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JE005188.

  8. Soucek, O., K. Kalousova, and O. Cadek (2014), Water transport in planetary ice shells by two-phase flow - a parametric study, Geophys. Astro. Fluid, 108(6), 639-666, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03091929.2014.969251.

  9. Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek (2014), Ice melting and downward transport of meltwater by two-phase flow in Europa's ice shell, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 119(3), 532-549, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JE004563.

  10. Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, and O. Cadek (2012), Deformation of an elastic shell with variable thickness: a comparison of different methods, Geophys. J. Int., 190(2), 726-744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05539.x.

Other publications:

  • Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, and O. Cadek (2012), Two-phase Convection in Icy Satellites, Acta Universitatis Carolinae, 53(1), 61-71.

Invited seminars:

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, January 22, 2019 (Melting and water transport in the high-pressure ice layers of Ganymede and Titan)
  • Institute for Geophysics, University of Muenster, January 14, 2019 (Melting and water transport in the high-pressure ice layers of Ganymede and Titan)
  • DLR, Berlin, March 13, 2018 (Water generation and transport through the high-pressure ice layers of Ganymede and Titan)
  • Astronomical Institute of Charles University, Prague, March 7, 2018 (Water generation and transport through the high-pressure ice layers of Ganymede and Titan)
  • Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, January 19, 2018 (Water generation and transport through the high-pressure ice layers of Ganymede and Titan)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, June 19, 2017 (Generation and Transport of Liquid Water in Ice Layers: Application to Europa and Ganymede)
  • Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique, Nantes, May 11, 2017 (Transfer of heat and liquids through the high-pressure ice layer of Ganymede)

Conference/workshop presentations:

  • Kalousova, K. and C. Sotin, Titan's climate explains the presence of its deep ocean, Titan after Cassini-Huygens workshop, European Space Agency - ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 23 - 25 September, 2019.

  • Sladkova, K., O. Soucek, K. Kalousova, Shallow subsurface lakes on Europa? Probably not... , European Planetary Science Congress 2019, Geneva, Switzerland, 15 - 20 September, 2019.

  • Kalousova, K. and C. Sotin, Titan's climate explains the presence of its deep ocean, European Planetary Science Congress 2019, Geneva, Switzerland, 15 - 20 September, 2019.

  • Kalousova, K. and C. Sotin, Generation and Transport of Liquid Water in Ice Layers: Application to Solar System Moons (invited lecture), Ada Lovelace Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics, La Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy, 25 - 30 August, 2019.

  • Kalousova, K. and C. Sotin, Dynamics of HP ice layers (invited lecture), ISSI Workshop on ExoOceans: Space Exploration of the Outer Solar System Icy Moons Oceans, Bern, Switzerland, 18 - 22 June, 2018.

  • Kalousova, K. and C. Sotin, Transfer of heat and water through the high-pressure ice layers of Ganymede and Titan, EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8 - 13 April, 2018.

  • Kalousova, K., C. Sotin, G. Choblet, G. Tobie, and O. Grasset, Transfer of heat and liquids through the high-pressure ice layer of Ganymede (keynote talk), 6th Annual Conference of IT4Innovations and 1st Users Conference of IT4Innovations, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 31 October - 1 November, 2017.

  • Kalousova, K., C. Sotin, G. Choblet, G. Tobie, and O. Grasset, Water generation and transport through the high-pressure ice layers of Titan and Ganymede, European Planetary Science Congress 2017, Riga, Latvia, 17 - 22 September, 2017.

  • Choblet, G., G. Tobie, C. Sotin, K. Kalousova, and O. Grasset, Heat transport in the high-pressure ice mantle of large icy moons, EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria, 23 - 28 April, 2017.

  • Sotin, C. and K. Kalousova, Evolution of Titan's High-Pressure Ice layer, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, USA, 12 - 16 December, 2016.

  • Kalousova, K., D. M. Schroeder, K. M. Soderlund, and C. Sotin, Radar attenuation in Europa's ice shell: obstacles and opportunities for constraining shell thickness and thermal structure, Division for Planetary Sciences and the European Planetary Science Congress, Pasadena, USA, 16 - 21 October, 2016.

  • Kalousova, K. and C. Sotin, Two-phase convection in Ganymede's high-pressure ice layer - Implications for its geological evolution, Planetary Interiors, L'Aquila, Italy, 12 - 16 September, 2016.

  • Schmeling, H., J. Dannberg, J. Dohmen, K. Kalousova, M. Maurice, L. Noack, A. Plesa, O. Soucek, M. Spiegelman, C. Thieulot, N. Tosi, and H. Wallner, A benchmark initiative on mantle convection with melting and melt segregation, EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17 - 22 April, 2016.

  • Kalousova, K., C. Sotin, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, and O. Grasset, Two-phase convection in the high-pressure ice layer of the large icy moons: geodynamical implications, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, USA, 14 - 18 December, 2015.

  • Kalousova, K., G. Tobie, O. Soucek, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek, Water accumulation below Europa's strike-slip faults, European Planetary Science Congress 2015, Nantes, France, 27 September - 2 October, 2015.

  • Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, O. Cadek, and C. Sotin, Ice melting and meltwater transport in the ice shell of Europa, JPL-UCLA Planetary Science Workshop 2015, UCLA Campus, USA, 27 May, 2015.

  • Kalousova, K., G. Tobie, O. Soucek, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek, Water Production and Transport in the Ice Shell of Europa, Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds, Pasadena, USA, 5 - 7 February, 2014.

  • Soucek, O., K. Kalousova, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek, Water Transport in Partially-molten Ice - A Multi-phase Theory Approach, 2013 SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Padova, Italy, 17 - 20 June, 2013.

  • Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek, Melting of ice and liquid water transport in the ice shell of Europa, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, USA, 3 - 7 December, 2012.

  • Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, G. Tobie, G. Choblet, and O. Cadek, Water production and transport in the ice shell of Europa, European Planetary Science Congress, Madrid, Spain, 23 - 28 September, 2012.

  • Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, and O. Cadek, Global model of elastic lithosphere thickness on Mars, European Planetary Science Congress, Rome, Italy, 19 - 24 September, 2010.

  • Kalousova, K., O. Soucek, and O. Cadek, Lithosphere thickness on Mars: results from geoid and topography inversion, 11th International Workshop on Modeling of Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics, Braunwald, Switzerland, 28 June - 3 July, 2009.