Application of lasers and optics to chemical physics.
Application of chemical physics to atmospheric and astrophysical systems.
Positions and Appointments
Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics,University of Florida
Research Assistant, Aeronomy Group,Dept. of Physics, University of Florida
Research Assistant to Research Associate,Dept. of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, University of Florida
NAS/NRC Resident Research Associate,Chemical Physics Branch, Ballistics Research Laboratory
Atmospheric Physicist, Atmospheric Chemistry Branch, NASA/GSFC
Visiting Scientist, Biospherics Research Program, NASA/Headquarters
Staff Scientist, Solar System Exploration, Division, NASA/Headquarters
BS, Physics, University of Florida: 1967
MS, Physics, University of Florida: 1970
PhD, Applied Physics, University of Florida: 1976
American Astronomical Society (Division of Planetary Sciences)
American Geophysical Union
American Physical Society (Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Division of Chemical Physics)
International Astronomical Union (Commission 14: Atomic and Molecular Data)
Optical Society of America
Sigma Pi Sigma
Tau Beta Pi
2005 "Lessons Learned from Planetary Science Archiving", submitted to Advances in Space Research.
2003 "Polarization of the sodium emission lines in Mercury's exosphere," with M.J. Penn, B.P. Michael, D. Branston, and J. Ceja, submitted to Science.
2003 "The vapor pressure of methane below the triple point: Implications for Pluto's atmosphere," with R.N. Nelson, submitted to Nature.
1999 "Apparatus for measuring thermodynamic proper ties at low temperatures,"with R.N. Nelson and B.C. Harris, Sr., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 70, 4283.
1994 "A Non-LTE Model for the Jovian Methane Infrared Emissions at High Spectral Resolution," with R. N. Halthore and P. L. DeCola, ApJ 424, L61.
1994 "Trace-gas measurements with an infrared sunphotometer," with R. N. Halthore, D. A. Glenar and B. L. Markham, inOptical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, Proc., SPIE 2266, 604.
1994 "Optical enhancement of a Fabry-Perot interferometer for low-luminance measurements," with H.H.Davé, J.H.Davé and F.A.Herrero Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, Proc., SPIE 2266, 160.
1993 "Nonlocal Thermodynamic Equilibrium Effects of Vibrationally Excited NO," with C. M. Moralejo and R. J. Cody, J. Chem. Phys. 98, 4707.
1992 "Supernovae As Sources of Interstellar Diamonds," with J. A. Nuth III, Astrophys. and Space Sci. 196, 117.
1991 "Photodissociation of the Hydroxyl Radical (OH) at 157 nm," with R. J. Cody and C. M. Moralejo, J. Chem. Phys. 95, 2491.
1990 "A Thin Film Infrared (TFIR) Spectroscopic Method for Low Temperature Vapor Pressure Measurements," with R. K. Khanna, C. M. Masterson and G. Zhao, J. Phys. Chem. 94, 440.