Western University GeographyWestern Social Science

Phil Stooke

Associate Professor
Cross Appointment with Physics and Astronomy


Contact Information

Office: Room 2425, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85022
Fax: 519 661-1233
E-mail: pjstooke@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Planetary mapping and space exploration

Research Interests

My research is in the area of lunar and planetary exploration and mapping. I am interested in the history of cartography, especially of the moon and planets. I am involved with geological studies of other worlds, especially Mars. One major area of my research has been the development of methods for mapping non-spherical bodies such as asteroids, including novel map projections, 3-D shape modeling and global map and photomosaic compilation. My principal work in the last few years has been an atlas of lunar exploration, now nearly ready for publication.

Personal Website

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Wählisch, M., Stooke, P. J., Karachevtseva, I. P., Kirk, R., Oberst, J., Willner, K., Nadejdina, I. A., Zubarev, A. E., Konopikhin, A. A., Shingareva, K. B., 2013. Phobos and Deimos cartography. Planetary and Space Science, 28 May 2013, ISSN 0032-0633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.05.012.

Stooke. P. 2011 'Stooke Small Bodies Maps V1.0. MULTI-SA-MULTI-6-STOOKEMAPS-V1.0.' NASA Planetary Data System [LINK]

Archinal, B., A’Hearn, M., Bowell, E., Conrad, A., Consolmagno, G., Courtin, R., Fukushima, T., Hestroffer, D., Hilton, J., Krasinsky, G., Neumann, G., Oberst, J., Seidelmann, P., Stooke, P., Tholen, D., Thomas, P. and Williams, I. 2011 'Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2009' Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 109(2): 101-135

Chapters in Books

Stooke, P. J. 2009 'Lost Spacecraft' in Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology and Heritage ed A.G. Darrin and B.L. O'Leary (Duxbury, Massachusetts: CRC Taylor and Francis Group)


Stooke, P.J. 2012 The International Atlas of Mars Exploration: Volume 1, 1953 to 2003: The First Five Decades (Cambridge University Press)

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD StudentsYearTitle
C. Hewitt
2016 The Battle of Hastings: A Geographic Perspective
R. Capitan 2009 Planetary Morphology Study of Landforms in Gorgonum and Atlantis Basins, Mars
S. Samivel 2001 Integration of a pattern recognition method within raster Geographic Information Systems
MSc StudentsYearTitle
I. Pritchard
2016 Automated Impact Crater Detection and Characterization Using Digital Elevation Data
L. Ridley-Buck 2009 From Nautical Charts to Interpolated Models: The St. Marys River in 19th Century Maps and Historic GIS
P. Ray 1996 Digital imaging for preservation and access of paper based colour maps: Results of a survey
M. Stojic 1995 The development and assessment of a digital photogrammetry system for landscape modeling
J. Calarco 2003 Modeling systematic spatial error of digital terrain models
J. Hauffe 1995 Morphed cartographic animation: An exploratory study


GEO 2090 - Space Exploration
GEO 2240 - Introduction to Cartography
GEO 3241 - Advanced Cartography
PLANET SC 3380 - Introduction to Planetary Science
PHYSICS 9031 - Planetary Image Interpretation