2020 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2006 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
His primary scientific interests are in Astrobiology, Pluto, Solar System, Geophysics and Astronomy. He combines subjects such as Galilean moons, Tectonics, Tidal heating and Mantle with his study of Astrobiology. His work deals with themes such as Atmosphere and Impact crater, which intersect with Pluto.
His work on Dwarf planet as part of general Solar System study is frequently linked to New horizons, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of science. His Geophysics research incorporates elements of Convection, Convective overturn and Mineralogy. When carried out as part of a general Astronomy research project, his work on Planet is frequently linked to work in Plasma flow, Asymmetry and Global distribution, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study.
Astrobiology, Pluto, Impact crater, New horizons and Astronomy are his primary areas of study. His work carried out in the field of Astrobiology brings together such families of science as Planet and Jupiter. His Pluto study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Dwarf planet, Glacial period, Terrain and Convection.
His research integrates issues of Ejecta, Geophysics, Venus, Satellite and Geomorphology in his study of Impact crater. His Geophysics research includes elements of Lithosphere and Heat flux. William B. McKinnon interconnects Accretion and Neptune in the investigation of issues within Solar System.
William B. McKinnon mainly focuses on Astrobiology, Pluto, New horizons, Impact crater and Solar System. His work on Enceladus as part of general Astrobiology research is frequently linked to Clipper, bridging the gap between disciplines. The study incorporates disciplines such as Terrain, Convection, Tectonics, Jupiter and Sublimation in addition to Pluto.
His Impact crater research includes themes of Geologic history, Ejecta, Geophysics and Icy moon. His study in Solar System is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Accretion and Neptune. In general Astronomy, his work in Planetary science is often linked to Object linking many areas of study.
William B. McKinnon spends much of his time researching Pluto, New horizons, Solar System, Impact crater and Astronomy. His Pluto study deals with the bigger picture of Astrobiology. Many of his research projects under Astrobiology are closely connected to Observational study with Observational study, tying the diverse disciplines of science together.
His research in the fields of Formation and evolution of the Solar System and Planetesimal overlaps with other disciplines such as Contact binary. His Impact crater study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Geophysics, Icy moon and Graben. In the subject of general Astronomy, his work in Ejecta and New Frontiers program is often linked to Object, Spatial ecology and Temporal change, thereby combining diverse domains of study.
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Jupiter : the planet, satellites, and magnetosphere
Fran Bagenal;Timothy E. Dowling;William B. McKinnon.
Liquid water on Enceladus from observations of ammonia and 40Ar in the plume
J. H. Waite;W. S. Lewis;B. A. Magee;J. I. Lunine.
The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons.
S. A. Stern;F. Bagenal;K. Ennico;G. R. Gladstone.
Cratering of planetary satellites.
Clark R. Chapman;William B. Mckinnon.
IAU Colloq. 77: Some Background about Satellites (1986)
Convective instability in Europa's floating ice shell
William B. McKinnon.
Geophysical Research Letters (1999)
Interior composition, structure and dynamics of the Galilean satellites
G. Schubert;J.D. Anderson;T. Spohn;W.B. McKinnon.
Jupiter. The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere (2004)
Cratering on Venus: Models and Observations
W. B. McKinnon;K. J. Zahnle;B. A. Ivanov;H. J. Melosh.
Venus II: Geology, Geophysics, Atmosphere, and Solar Wind Environment (1997)
The geology of Pluto and Charon through the eyes of New Horizons.
Jeffrey M. Moore;William B. McKinnon;John R. Spencer;Alan D. Howard.
Fault offsets and lateral crustal movement on Europa - Evidence for a mobile ice shell
Paul M. Schenk;William B. McKinnon.
Three-layered models of Ganymede and Callisto: Compositions, structures, and aspects of evolution
Steve Mueller;William B. McKinnon.
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