Dr. Carrie Anderson

Dr. Carrie Anderson

  • 301.286.6925
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 691
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Anderson is a planetary astronomer in the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her research focuses on the remote sensing of planetary atmospheres, primarily in the areas of thermal structure and composition, using space- and ground-based data. This includes radiative transfer analyses of the outer planets, including the effects of aerosols and condensates, as well as data analysis techniques in the visible, near-IR, mid-IR, far-IR, and submillimeter spectral regions. Dr. Anderson's research also includes transmission spectroscopy measurements of thin ice films using her SPECtroscospy of Titan-Related ice AnaLogs (SPECTRAL) high-vacuum ice chamber located in her Spectroscopy for Planetary ICes Environments (SPICE) laboratory.

    Dr. Anderson's most recent research highlight includes her discovery of a chemically new, high-altitude ice cloud residing in Titan's south polar stratosphere during Titan's early southern winter season, chemically consistent with co-condensed hydrogen cyanide and benzene. During her 12-year tenure on the Cassini Composite InfraRed Spectrometer (CIRS) team, Dr. Anderson also discovered additional ice clouds in Titan's stratosphere, including a co-condensed ice mixture containing hydrogen cyanide and cyanoacetylene, methane ice clouds formed via subsidence in Titan's lower stratosphere, the solid-state photochemical formation of dicyanoacetylene ice -- co-condensed with hydrogen cyanide ice -- in Titan's early northern spring stratosphere, as well as the discovery that Titan's photochemical aerosol is chemically uniform throughout the atmosphere at altitudes below the stratopause. Dr. Anderson has been heavily engaged in the Phase E part of the Cassini/Huygens mission in the Saturn system, through both data analyses and Cassini CIRS instrument operations, as well as involved in numerous ROSES CDAP funding awards.

    Dr. Anderson is currently the Deputy Principal Investigator (DPI) on a submillimeter heterodyne spectrometer, which is currently under development, and hopefully one day, will fly to Enceladus. She is also DPI of a joint GSFC/JPL SmallSat mission concept to Venus, with a submillimeter heterodyne spectrometer as the primary instrument. Moreover, she is actively engaged in GSFC-internal funding for both mission design concepts for planetary flight mission opportunities as well as projects involving submillimeter heterodyne spectrometer designs for future planetary flight missions.

    Positions/Employment

    2015 - Present

    Cassini CIRS Co-Investigator

    NASA, GSFC
    2014 - Present

    SELFI instrument Deputy Principal Investigator

    NASA, GSFC
    2012 - 2015

    Cassini Participating Scientist

    NASA, GSFC
    2011 - 2016

    Associate Chief of the Planetary Systems Laboratory

    NASA, GSFC
    2009 - Present

    Research Space Scientist

    NASA, GSFC
    2006 - 2009

    NASA Postdoctoral Fellow

    NASA/ORAU, GSFC
    2006 - Present

    Cassini CIRS team member

    NASA, GSFC

    Education

    2000 - B.S., Physics, Arizona State University
    2003 - M.S., Astronomy, New Mexico State University
    2006 - Ph.D., Astronomy, New Mexico State University

    Professional Societies

    The American Astronomical Society, 2001 - Present
    Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, 2001 - Present
    American Geophysical Union, 2007 - Present

    Professional Service

    2018: Filmed by BBC for their new TV series called "The Planets"
    2017: SOC member of the NASA HQ-directed Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop
    2017 -- 2018: ADS User's Group Committee member
    2016: Lead an unsolicited proposal request to NASA HQ for a STDT Mission Design Concept Ice Giant JPL-parallel study
    2016 -- present: Deputy Instrument PI of the Sub-mm Enceladus Life Fundamentals Instrument (SELFI)
    2016 -- present: Science member of GSFC-led Enceladus NF-4 Mission proposal team
    2013 -- present: Founder and lead of the Spectroscopy for Planetary ICes Environments (SPICE) laboratory
    2012, 2010: Titan Through Time workshop local organizing committee member
    2011: Explore@NASA Goddard organizing committee member
    2011 -- present: International Commission of Planetary Atmospheres Environment and their Evolution (ICPAE) member
    2011 -- 2016: NASA GSFC Science Director's Women and Minorities Science Forum member
    2008 -- present: Various NASA Review Panels (CDAPS, OPR, PATM, SSW, NESSF) and/or Panel Chair
    2008 -- present: Journal manuscript peer reviewer for Icarus, GRL, Planetary & Space Science, and other journals

    Awards

    NASA Honor Group Achievement Medal for the CIRS Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer Team - June 2018

    NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Group Achievement Award for Mission Support - March 2016

    NASA Honor Exceptional Scienti c Achievement Medal - July 2015

    NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement for Engineering Team - March 2015

    NASA Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award for Science - April 2013

    NASA Honor Early Career Achievement Medal- June 2012

    NASA Special Act Award- July 2010

    Grants

    10/01/2018 - 09/30/2021 FLARE Internal Scientist work package, NASA

    Ices and Aerosols in Titan’s South Polar Winter Stratosphere as Inferred from Cassini CIRS

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.15 FTE
    Grant Amount: $521,862
    10/01/2017 - 09/30/2020 ROSES MATISSE, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH16ZDA001N-MATISSE

    Picture this SELFI: A Maturation Project for a Submillimeter Enceladus Life Finder Instrument (SELFI)

    ; Co-Investigator ; 0.1 FTE
    Grant Amount: $3,582,700
    10/01/2017 - 09/30/2020 FLARE Internal Scientist work package, NASA

    Laboratory Investigations of the Optical and Chemical Properties of Titan's Stratospheric Ices

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.25 FTE
    Grant Amount: $668,314
    10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017 ROSES CDAPS, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH13ZDA001N

    Titan's Particulate Properties and Thermal Structure from Cassini CIRS: Seasonal Variations

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.3 FTE
    Grant Amount: $415,681
    10/01/2012 - 09/30/2015 ROSES CDAPS, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH12ZDA001N

    Aerosol and Ice Properties of Titan's Stratosphere from a Combined Cassini CIRS and DISR Analysis

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.3 FTE
    Grant Amount: $371,388
    10/01/2012 - 09/30/2015 ROSES CDAPS, NASA

    Cassini/CIRS Studies of Saturn's Storm Systems

    ; Co-Investigator
    10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014 ROSES CDAPS, NASA

    Infrared Spectra and Optical Constants of Titan Candidate Ices Relevant to Cassini Data

    ; Collaborator
    10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014 ROSES PATM, NASA

    Analogs of Titan's Aerosol: Combined Laboratory, Modeling, and Observational Analyses in the Far-IR

    ; Co-Investigator
    10/01/2010 - 09/30/2013 ROSES CDAPS, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH09ZDA001N

    Titan's Thermal Structure and Particulate Properties from Cassini CIRS

    ; Principal Investigator ; 0.3 FTE
    Grant Amount: $388,457
    10/01/2008 - 09/30/2011 ROSES CDAP, NASA

    Titan's lower atmosphere and surface from Cassini CIRS infrared spectra

    ; Collaborator

    Publications

    Refereed

    Nna Mvondo, D., C. M. Anderson, and R. E. Samuelson. 2018. "Detailed far-infrared study of propionitrile amorphous to crystalline ices relevant to Titan's stratospheric ice clouds." Icarus, (Submitted)

    Anderson, C. M., D. Nna Mvondo, R. E. Samuelson, J. L. Mclain, and J. P. Dworkin. 2018. "The SPECTRAL Ice Chamber: Application to Titan's Stratospheric Ice Clouds." The Astrophysical Journal, 865 (1): 62 [10.3847/1538-4357/aadbab]

    Anderson, C. M., R. E. Samuelson, and D. Nna Mvondo. 2018. "Organic Ices in Titan's Stratosphere." Space Science Reviews, [10.1007]

    Gautier, T., M. G. Trainer, M. J. Loeffler, J. A. Sebree, and C. M. Anderson. 2017. "Environmental temperature effect on the far-infrared absorption features of aromatic-based Titan's aerosol analogs." Icarus, 281: 338-341 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.015]

    Jennings, D. E., F. M. Flasar, V. G. Kunde, et al. C. A. Nixon, M. E. Segura, P. N. Romani, N. Gorius, S. Albright, J. C. Brasunas, R. C. Carlson, A. A. Mamoutkine, E. Guandique, M. S. Kaelberer, S. Aslam, R. K. Achterberg, G. L. Bjoraker, C. M. Anderson, V. Cottini, J. C. Pearl, M. D. Smith, B. E. Hesman, R. D. Barney, S. Calcutt, T. J. Vellacott, L. J. Spilker, S. G. Edgington, S. M. Brooks, P. Ade, P. J. Schinder, A. Coustenis, R. Courtin, G. Michel, R. Fettig, S. Pilorz, and C. Ferrari. 2017. "Composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS) on Cassini." Applied Optics, 56 (18): 5274 [10.1364/ao.56.005274]

    Anderson, C. M., R. E. Samuelson, Y. L. Yung, and J. L. McLain. 2016. "Solid-state photochemistry as a formation mechanism for Titan's stratospheric C4N2 ice clouds." Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (7): 3088-3094 [10.1002/2016gl067795]

    Doose, L. R., E. Karkoschka, M. G. Tomasko, and C. M. Anderson. 2016. "Vertical structure and optical properties of Titan’s aerosols from radiance measurements made inside and outside the atmosphere." Icarus, 270: 355-375 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.039]

    Coustenis, A., D. E. Jennings, R. K. Achterberg, et al. G. Bampasidis, P. Lavvas, C. A. Nixon, N. A. Teanby, C. M. Anderson, V. Cottini, and F. M. Flasar. 2016. "Titan’s temporal evolution in stratospheric trace gases near the poles." Icarus, 270: 409-420 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.027]

    Jennings, D. E., R. K. Achterberg, V. Cottini, et al. C. M. Anderson, F. M. Flasar, C. A. Nixon, G. L. Bjoraker, V. G. Kunde, R. C. Carlson, E. Guandique, M. S. Kaelberer, J. S. Tingley, S. A. Albright, M. E. Segura, R. D. Kok, A. Coustenis, S. Vinatier, G. Bampasidis, N. A. Teanby, and S. Calcutt. 2015. "EVOLUTION OF THE FAR-INFRARED CLOUD AT TITAN’S SOUTH POLE." The Astrophysical Journal, 804 (2): L34 [10.1088/2041-8205/804/2/l34]

    Sebree, J., W. Brinckerhoff, C. Anderson, et al. M. Loeffler, S. Getty, V. Pinnick, X. Li, M. Trainer, and A. Schmitt. 2014. "LABORATORY SIMULATIONS OF TITAN'S SURFACE COMPOSITION AND ITS RELATION TO ATMOSPHERIC HAZE LAYERS." Proceedings of the 69th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, [10.15278/isms.2014.fe02]

    Sebree, J. A., M. G. Trainer, M. J. Loeffler, and C. M. Anderson. 2014. "Titan aerosol analog absorption features produced from aromatics in the far infrared." Icarus, 236: 146-152 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.039]

    Anderson, C., R. Samuelson, R. Achterberg, J. Barnes, and F. Flasar. 2014. "Subsidence-induced methane clouds in Titan’s winter polar stratosphere and upper troposphere." Icarus, 243: 129-138 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.007]

    West, R., P. Lavvas, C. M. Anderson, and H. Imanaka. 2013. "Titan's Haze." Cambridge University Press/Cambridge Planetary Science Series

    Nixon, C. A., N. A. Teanby, C. M. Anderson, and S. Vinatier. 2013. "Nitrogen in the Stratosphere of Titan from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectroscopy." The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets, 123-143 [10.1007/978-1-4614-5191-4_10]

    Gautier, T., N. Carrasco, A. Mahjoub, et al. S. Vinatier, A. Giuliani, C. Szopa, C. M. Anderson, J.-J. Correia, P. Dumas, and G. Cernogora. 2012. "Mid- and far-infrared absorption spectroscopy of Titan’s aerosols analogues." Icarus, 221: 320-327.

    Vinatier, S., P. Rannou, C. M. Anderson, et al. B. Bézard, R. de Kok, and R. E. Samuelson. 2012. "Optical constants of Titan’s stratospheric aerosols in the 70–1500cm−1 spectral range constrained by Cassini/CIRS observations." Icarus, 219 (1): 5-12 [10.1016/j.icarus.2012.02.009]

    Jennings, D. E., C. M. Anderson, R. E. Samuelson, et al. F. M. Flasar, C. A. Nixon, V. G. Kunde, R. K. Achterberg, V. Cottini, R. de Kok, A. Coustenis, S. Vinatier, and S. B. Calcutt. 2012. "SEASONAL DISAPPEARANCE OF FAR-INFRARED HAZE IN TITAN'S STRATOSPHERE." The Astrophysical Journal, 754 (1): L3 [10.1088/2041-8205/754/1/l3]

    Cottini, V., C. Nixon, D. Jennings, et al. C. Anderson, N. Gorius, G. Bjoraker, A. Coustenis, N. Teanby, R. Achterberg, B. Bézard, R. de Kok, E. Lellouch, P. Irwin, F. Flasar, and G. Bampasidis. 2012. "Water vapor in Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini CIRS far-infrared spectra." Icarus, 220 (2): 855-862 [10.1016/j.icarus.2012.06.014]

    Jennings, D. E., C. M. Anderson, R. E. Samuelson, et al. F. M. Flasar, C. A. Nixon, G. L. Bjoraker, P. N. Romani, R. K. Achterberg, V. Cottini, B. E. Hesman, V. G. Kunde, R. C. Carlson, R. de Kok, A. Coustenis, S. Vinatier, G. Bampasidis, N. A. Teanby, and S. B. Calcutt. 2012. "FIRST OBSERVATION IN THE SOUTH OF TITAN'S FAR-INFRARED 220 cm –1 CLOUD." The Astrophysical Journal, 761 (1): L15 [10.1088/2041-8205/761/1/l15]

    Anderson, C. M., and R. E. Samuelson. 2011. "Titan's aerosol and stratospheric ice opacities between 18 and 500 _m: Vertical and spectral characteristics from Cassini CIRS." Icarus, 212: 762 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.icarus.2011.01.024]

    Barnes, J. W., L. Lemke, R. Foch, et al. C. P. McKay, R. A. Beyer, J. Radebaugh, D. H. Atkinson, R. D. Lorenz, S. Le Mouélic, S. Rodriguez, J. Gundlach, F. Giannini, S. Bain, F. M. Flasar, T. Hurford, C. M. Anderson, J. Merrison, M. Ádámkovics, S. A. Kattenhorn, J. Mitchell, D. M. Burr, A. Colaprete, E. Schaller, A. J. Friedson, K. S. Edgett, A. Coradini, A. Adriani, K. M. Sayanagi, M. J. Malaska, D. Morabito, and K. Reh. 2011. "AVIATR—Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance." Experimental Astronomy, 33 (1): 55-127 [10.1007/s10686-011-9275-9]

    Anderson, C., R. Samuelson, G. Bjoraker, and R. Achterberg. 2010. "Particle size and abundance of HC3N ice in Titan’s lower stratosphere at high northern latitudes." Icarus, 207 (2): 914-922 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.12.024]

    Killen, R. M., A. E. Potter, R. J. Vervack, et al. E. T. Bradley, W. E. McClintock, C. M. Anderson, and M. H. Burger. 2010. "Observations of metallic species in Mercury’s exosphere." Icarus, 209 (1): 75-87 [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.02.018]

    Vinatier, S., B. Bézard, R. de Kok, et al. C. M. Anderson, R. E. Samuelson, C. A. Nixon, A. Mamoutkine, R. C. Carlson, D. E. Jennings, and E. A. Guandique. 2010. "Analysis of Cassini/CIRS limb spectra of Titan acquired during the nominal mission II: Aerosol extinction profiles in the 600–1420cm−1 spectral range." Icarus, 210 (2): 852-866 [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.06.024]

    Hesman, B. E., D. E. Jennings, P. V. Sada, et al. G. L. Bjoraker, R. K. Achterberg, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. M. Anderson, R. J. Boyle, and L. A. Fletcher. 2009. "Saturn’s Latitudinal C2H2 and C2H6 Abundance Profiles from Cassini/CIRS and Ground-Based Observations." Icarus, 202: 249-259.

    Hesman, B. E., D. E. Jennings, P. V. Sada, et al. G. L. Bjoraker, R. K. Achterberg, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. M. Anderson, R. J. Boyle, C. A. Nixon, L. N. Fletcher, and G. H. McCabe. 2009. "Saturn's latitudinal C2H2 and C2H6 abundance profiles from Cassini/CIRS and ground-based observations." Icarus, 202 (1): 249-259 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.02.013]

    Anderson, C., E. Young, N. Chanover, and C. McKay. 2008. "HST spectral imaging of Titan's haze and methane profile between 0.6 and 1 μm during the 2000 opposition." Icarus, 194 (2): 721-745 [10.1016/j.icarus.2007.11.008]

    Anderson, C. M., N. J. Chanover, C. P. McKay, et al. P. Rannou, D. A. Glenar, and J. J. Hillman. 2004. "Titan's haze structure in 1999 from spatially-resolved narrowband imaging surrounding the 0.94 μm methane window." Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (17): [10.1029/2004gl019857]

    Chanover, N., C. Anderson, C. McKay, et al. P. Rannou, D. Glenar, J. Hillman, and W. Blass. 2003. "Probing Titan’s lower atmosphere with acousto-optic tuning." Icarus, 163 (1): 150-163 [10.1016/s0019-1035(03)00075-7]

    Anderson, C. M. 2002. "Ratio of sodium to potassium in the Mercury exosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research, 107 (E6): 5040 [10.1029/2000je001493]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Cassini's 13-year Journey in the Saturn System

    7 / 2018

    American Association of Physics Teachers

    Cassini's Journey in the Saturn System

    6 / 2018

    DC AwesomeCon

    Cassini's Grand Finale: Unveiling Saturn's Mysteries

    5 / 2018

    Planet Walk on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail

    An Ode to Saturn

    3 / 2018

    Bus Boys and Poets, sponsored by the DC Science Cafe

    The Saturn System seen through Cassini's Eyes

    9 / 2017

    North County High School

    Cassini's Mission: Unveiling the Saturn System Mysteries

    6 / 2017

    Girlscouts of America

    The Organic Inventory at Titan's Poles Inferred from nearly 15 Years of Cassini Observations

    3 / 2017

    Geological Society of Washington Meeting

    Solid-State Photochemistry as a Formation Mechanism for Stratospheric Clouds on Titan and Earth

    12 / 2016

    614 lab lunch seminar

    Titan's Winter Polar Stratospheric Clouds from CIRS Observations and Laboratory Analyses

    2 / 2016

    68th Cassini PSG

    The Cloud-Driven Origin of Organic Soup in Titan's Atmosphere

    12 / 2015

    United States Naval Academy Xi Seminar

    Newly-Discovered Ice Cloud in Titan's South Polar Stratosphere

    2015

    GSFC Office of the Director Science Chat

    Saturn's moon Titan: a future abode for life?

    7 / 2014

    Library of Congress lecture series

    Cassini's View of Titan's Exotic Atmosphere

    9 / 2013

    NRL's Space Science/Remote Sensing colloquium series

    Cassini's Unveiling of Titan's Murky Atmosphere

    4 / 2013

    University of Wisconsin Board of Visitors

    Aerosol and Ice Properties of Titan's Stratosphere from a Combined CIRS and DISR Analysis

    1 / 2012

    Cassini Project Science Group

    Titan's Aerosol and Cloud Condensation Properties in the Far-IR between 2005 and 2010

    6 / 2011

    Titan book meeting

    Cloud Condensation in Titan's Lower Stratosphere

    4 / 2011

    Fifth Workshop on Titan Chemistry -- Observations, Experiments, Computations, and Modeling

    Particulate Properties in Titan's Atmosphere between 20 and 560 cm-1

    2011

    GSFC Visiting Science Committee seminar

    Ice Clouds and Aerosols in Titan's Stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS

    12 / 2008

    NRL/RIOS Lunch Seminar

    Titan's Tropospheric Methane and Lower Atmospheric Haze Distribution from HST/STIS Observations

    2007

    UMD Planetary Lunch Seminar

    Other

    The Seasonal Evolution of Titan's Stratospheric Ice Clouds as observed by Cassini CIRS (contributed talk)

    7 / 2018

    COSPAR

    Update on the Chemical Composition of Titan's High Altitude South Polar (HASP) Stratospheric Ice Cloud (contributed talk)

    10 / 2017

    CIRS Team Meeting

    Titan's High Altitude South Polar (HASP) Stratospheric Ice Cloud as observed by Cassini CIRS (contributed talk)

    10 / 2017

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    Titan's High Altitude South Polar (HASP) Cloud (contributed talk)

    9 / 2017

    Cassini Project Science meeting

    Variations in Titan's Stratospheric Aerosol and Ices Spanning Northern-to-Early Southern Winter as Observed by Cassini CIRS (contributed talk)

    4 / 2017

    Titan through Time 4 workshop

    Update on Titan's Stratospheric Ices (contributed talk)

    2 / 2017

    Cassini CIRS team meeting

    Solid-State Chemistry as a Formation Mechanism for C4N2 Ice and Possibly the Haystack (220 cm-1 ice emission feature) in Titan's Stratosphere as Observed by Cassini CIRS (contributed talk)

    10 / 2016

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    Monstrous ice Cloud System in Titan's Present South Polar Stratosphere (contributed talk)

    1 / 2016

    GSFC Science Directorate's Seminar

    New Ice Cloud Found in Titan's Present South Polar Stratosphere (contributed talk)

    11 / 2015

    Cassini CIRS team meeting

    Monstrous Ice Cloud System in Titan's Present South Polar Stratosphere (contributed talk)

    10 / 2015

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    The Organic Soup at Titan's Poles Inferred from Cassini Observations (contributed talk)

    7 / 2015

    Astrobiology Science Conference

    Laboratory Investigations of Titan's Stratospheric Ice Cloudsv (contributed talk)

    6 / 2015

    From Interstellar Ices to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    C4N2 ice in Titan’s atmosphere: reality or Myth? (contributed talk)

    5 / 2015

    GSFC Science Directorate's Seminar

    Re-visiting the formation of CH$_{4}$ clouds in Titan's winter polar stratosphere (contributed talk)

    4 / 2014

    Titan through Time 3 workshop

    Titans' Haystack: the 220 cm-1 ice cloud feature (contributed talk)

    7 / 2013

    GSFC Science Directorate seminar series

    Titan's Haystack: the 220 cm-1 ice cloud feature (contributed talk)

    6 / 2013

    Cassini PSG

    Titan's Tropopause Temperatures from CIRS: Implications for Stratospheric Methane Cloud Formation (poster)

    12 / 2012

    AGU

    Titan's Tropopause Temperatures from CIRS: Implications for Stratospheric Methane Cloud Formation (contributed talk)

    10 / 2012

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    CH4 Ice in Titan's Stratosphere (contributed talk)

    6 / 2012

    Cassini CIRS team meeting

    Titan's Stratospheric Condensibles at High Northern Latitudes during Northern Winter (contributed talk)

    4 / 2012

    Titan through Time 2 workshop

    Titan's Particulates at 85N: the Aerosol, the Haystack, and the Ice Clouds (contributed talk)

    1 / 2012

    Cassini CIRS team meeting

    Spectral and Vertical Distribution Properties of Titan's Particulates from Thermal-IR CIRS Data: Physical Implications (contributed talk)

    12 / 2011

    AGU

    Infrared Spectra and Optical Constants of Nitrile Ices Relevant to Titan's Atmosphere (contributed talk)

    2011

    Fifth Workshop on Titan Chemistry -- Observations, Experiments, Computations, and Modeling

    Titan's Stratospheric Ice Clouds from Cassini CIRS (contributed talk)

    2011

    GSFC Solar System Exploration Division seminar

    Problems with Collision-Induced Absorption Involving CH4 on Titan (contributed talk)

    11 / 2010

    CH4 spectroscopic Workshop

    Latitudinal Dependence of Titan's Lower Stratospheric Organic Ice Clouds (contributed talk)

    10 / 2010

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    Nitrile Ices in Titan's Lower Stratosphere

    3 / 2010

    Titan through Time workshop

    Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Aerosols and Ices in Titan's Stratosphere from Cassini CIRS (contributed talk)

    2010

    SSED Director’s Planetary Science seminar

    Ice Clouds and Aerosols in Titan's Stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS (contributed talk)

    2009

    Planetary Science-Astrobiology Seminar Series

    Cassini CIRS detection of condensed HC3N in Titan's lower stratosphere (poster)

    10 / 2008

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    Aerosol and ices in Titan's stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS (poster)

    2008

    Titan after Cassini-Huygens Book meeting

    HC3N Ice Particle Size and Abundances in Titan's Stratosphere from CIRS (contributed talk)

    2008

    Cassini CIRS team meeting

    Altitude distribution and wavenumber dependence of Titan's photochemical aerosol from Cassini/CIRS observations (poster)

    10 / 2007

    Division for Planetary Sciences meeting

    Titan's tropospheric methane and lower atmospheric haze distribution from HST/STIS observations (poster)

    4 / 2007

    EGU

    Titan's lower atmosphere haze and methane profile from visible and NIR HST spectral imaging (poster)

    10 / 2005

    DPS

    Titan's haze structure in 1999 and 2004 from spatially-resolved narrowband imaging between 700 and 1000 nm (poster)

    10 / 2004

    DPS

    Diurnal Variations in the Dust Vertical Distribution in the Atmosphere of Mars (poster)

    10 / 2003

    DPS

    Characterizing the Methane and Haze Distribution in Titan's Lower Atmosphere (poster)

    10 / 2002

    DPS

    Characterizing the Haze in Titan's Lower Atmosphere (poster)

    2002

    New Mexico Symposium

    Probing Titan's Lower Atmosphere

    2002

    JPFP Technical Exchange Symposium

    The Nature of the Haze in Titan's Lower Atmosphere (poster)

    10 / 2001

    DPS

    The Nature of the Haze in Titan's Lower Atmosphere (poster)

    2001

    New Mexico Symposium

    Ratio of Sodium to Potassium in the Mercurian Exosphere (poster)

    10 / 2000

    DPS

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Anderson is a planetary astronomer in the Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her research focuses on the remote sensing of planetary atmospheres, primarily in the areas of thermal structure and composition, using space- and ground-based data. This includes radiative transfer analyses of the outer planets, including the effects of aerosols and condensates, as well as data analysis techniques in the visible, near-IR, mid-IR, far-IR, and submillimeter spectral regions. Dr. Anderson's research also includes transmission spectroscopy measurements of thin ice films using her SPECtroscospy of Titan-Related ice AnaLogs (SPECTRAL) high-vacuum ice chamber located in her Spectroscopy for Planetary ICes Environments (SPICE) laboratory.

    Dr. Anderson's most recent research highlight includes her discovery of a chemically new, high-altitude ice cloud residing in Titan's south polar stratosphere during Titan's early southern winter season, chemically consistent with co-condensed hydrogen cyanide and benzene. During her 12-year tenure on the Cassini Composite InfraRed Spectrometer (CIRS) team, Dr. Anderson also discovered additional ice clouds in Titan's stratosphere, including a co-condensed ice mixture containing hydrogen cyanide and cyanoacetylene, methane ice clouds formed via subsidence in Titan's lower stratosphere, the solid-state photochemical formation of dicyanoacetylene ice -- co-condensed with hydrogen cyanide ice -- in Titan's early northern spring stratosphere, as well as the discovery that Titan's photochemical aerosol is chemically uniform throughout the atmosphere at altitudes below the stratopause. Dr. Anderson has been heavily engaged in the Phase E part of the Cassini/Huygens mission in the Saturn system, through both data analyses and Cassini CIRS instrument operations, as well as involved in numerous ROSES CDAP funding awards.

    Dr. Anderson is currently the Deputy Principal Investigator (DPI) on a submillimeter heterodyne spectrometer, which is currently under development, and hopefully one day, will fly to Enceladus. She is also DPI of a joint GSFC/JPL SmallSat mission concept to Venus, with a submillimeter heterodyne spectrometer as the primary instrument. Moreover, she is actively engaged in GSFC-internal funding for both mission design concepts for planetary flight mission opportunities as well as projects involving submillimeter heterodyne spectrometer designs for future planetary flight missions.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Nna Mvondo, D., C. M. Anderson, and R. E. Samuelson. 2018. "Detailed far-infrared study of propionitrile amorphous to crystalline ices relevant to Titan's stratospheric ice clouds." Icarus (Submitted)

    Anderson, C. M., D. Nna Mvondo, R. E. Samuelson, J. L. Mclain, and J. P. Dworkin. 2018. "The SPECTRAL Ice Chamber: Application to Titan's Stratospheric Ice Clouds." The Astrophysical Journal 865 (1): 62 [10.3847/1538-4357/aadbab]

    Anderson, C. M., R. E. Samuelson, and D. Nna Mvondo. 2018. "Organic Ices in Titan's Stratosphere." Space Science Reviews [10.1007]

    Gautier, T., M. G. Trainer, M. J. Loeffler, J. A. Sebree, and C. M. Anderson. 2017. "Environmental temperature effect on the far-infrared absorption features of aromatic-based Titan's aerosol analogs." Icarus 281 338-341 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.015]

    Jennings, D. E., F. M. Flasar, V. G. Kunde, et al. C. A. Nixon, M. E. Segura, P. N. Romani, N. Gorius, S. Albright, J. C. Brasunas, R. C. Carlson, A. A. Mamoutkine, E. Guandique, M. S. Kaelberer, S. Aslam, R. K. Achterberg, G. L. Bjoraker, C. M. Anderson, V. Cottini, J. C. Pearl, M. D. Smith, B. E. Hesman, R. D. Barney, S. Calcutt, T. J. Vellacott, L. J. Spilker, S. G. Edgington, S. M. Brooks, P. Ade, P. J. Schinder, A. Coustenis, R. Courtin, G. Michel, R. Fettig, S. Pilorz, and C. Ferrari. 2017. "Composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS) on Cassini." Applied Optics 56 (18): 5274 [10.1364/ao.56.005274]

    Anderson, C. M., R. E. Samuelson, Y. L. Yung, and J. L. McLain. 2016. "Solid-state photochemistry as a formation mechanism for Titan's stratospheric C4N2 ice clouds." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (7): 3088-3094 [10.1002/2016gl067795]

    Doose, L. R., E. Karkoschka, M. G. Tomasko, and C. M. Anderson. 2016. "Vertical structure and optical properties of Titan’s aerosols from radiance measurements made inside and outside the atmosphere." Icarus 270 355-375 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.09.039]

    Coustenis, A., D. E. Jennings, R. K. Achterberg, et al. G. Bampasidis, P. Lavvas, C. A. Nixon, N. A. Teanby, C. M. Anderson, V. Cottini, and F. M. Flasar. 2016. "Titan’s temporal evolution in stratospheric trace gases near the poles." Icarus 270 409-420 [10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.027]

    Jennings, D. E., R. K. Achterberg, V. Cottini, et al. C. M. Anderson, F. M. Flasar, C. A. Nixon, G. L. Bjoraker, V. G. Kunde, R. C. Carlson, E. Guandique, M. S. Kaelberer, J. S. Tingley, S. A. Albright, M. E. Segura, R. D. Kok, A. Coustenis, S. Vinatier, G. Bampasidis, N. A. Teanby, and S. Calcutt. 2015. "EVOLUTION OF THE FAR-INFRARED CLOUD AT TITAN’S SOUTH POLE." The Astrophysical Journal 804 (2): L34 [10.1088/2041-8205/804/2/l34]

    Sebree, J., W. Brinckerhoff, C. Anderson, et al. M. Loeffler, S. Getty, V. Pinnick, X. Li, M. Trainer, and A. Schmitt. 2014. "LABORATORY SIMULATIONS OF TITAN'S SURFACE COMPOSITION AND ITS RELATION TO ATMOSPHERIC HAZE LAYERS." Proceedings of the 69th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy [10.15278/isms.2014.fe02]

    Sebree, J. A., M. G. Trainer, M. J. Loeffler, and C. M. Anderson. 2014. "Titan aerosol analog absorption features produced from aromatics in the far infrared." Icarus 236 146-152 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.039]

    Anderson, C., R. Samuelson, R. Achterberg, J. Barnes, and F. Flasar. 2014. "Subsidence-induced methane clouds in Titan’s winter polar stratosphere and upper troposphere." Icarus 243 129-138 [10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.007]

    West, R., P. Lavvas, C. M. Anderson, and H. Imanaka. 2013. "Titan's Haze."

    Nixon, C. A., N. A. Teanby, C. M. Anderson, and S. Vinatier. 2013. "Nitrogen in the Stratosphere of Titan from Cassini CIRS Infrared Spectroscopy." The Early Evolution of the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets 123-143 [10.1007/978-1-4614-5191-4_10]

    Gautier, T., N. Carrasco, A. Mahjoub, et al. S. Vinatier, A. Giuliani, C. Szopa, C. M. Anderson, J.-J. Correia, P. Dumas, and G. Cernogora. 2012. "Mid- and far-infrared absorption spectroscopy of Titan’s aerosols analogues." Icarus 221 320-327

    Vinatier, S., P. Rannou, C. M. Anderson, et al. B. Bézard, R. de Kok, and R. E. Samuelson. 2012. "Optical constants of Titan’s stratospheric aerosols in the 70–1500cm−1 spectral range constrained by Cassini/CIRS observations." Icarus 219 (1): 5-12 [10.1016/j.icarus.2012.02.009]

    Jennings, D. E., C. M. Anderson, R. E. Samuelson, et al. F. M. Flasar, C. A. Nixon, V. G. Kunde, R. K. Achterberg, V. Cottini, R. de Kok, A. Coustenis, S. Vinatier, and S. B. Calcutt. 2012. "SEASONAL DISAPPEARANCE OF FAR-INFRARED HAZE IN TITAN'S STRATOSPHERE." The Astrophysical Journal 754 (1): L3 [10.1088/2041-8205/754/1/l3]

    Cottini, V., C. Nixon, D. Jennings, et al. C. Anderson, N. Gorius, G. Bjoraker, A. Coustenis, N. Teanby, R. Achterberg, B. Bézard, R. de Kok, E. Lellouch, P. Irwin, F. Flasar, and G. Bampasidis. 2012. "Water vapor in Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini CIRS far-infrared spectra." Icarus 220 (2): 855-862 [10.1016/j.icarus.2012.06.014]

    Jennings, D. E., C. M. Anderson, R. E. Samuelson, et al. F. M. Flasar, C. A. Nixon, G. L. Bjoraker, P. N. Romani, R. K. Achterberg, V. Cottini, B. E. Hesman, V. G. Kunde, R. C. Carlson, R. de Kok, A. Coustenis, S. Vinatier, G. Bampasidis, N. A. Teanby, and S. B. Calcutt. 2012. "FIRST OBSERVATION IN THE SOUTH OF TITAN'S FAR-INFRARED 220 cm –1 CLOUD." The Astrophysical Journal 761 (1): L15 [10.1088/2041-8205/761/1/l15]

    Anderson, C. M., and R. E. Samuelson. 2011. "Titan's aerosol and stratospheric ice opacities between 18 and 500 _m: Vertical and spectral characteristics from Cassini CIRS." Icarus 212 762 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.icarus.2011.01.024]

    Barnes, J. W., L. Lemke, R. Foch, et al. C. P. McKay, R. A. Beyer, J. Radebaugh, D. H. Atkinson, R. D. Lorenz, S. Le Mouélic, S. Rodriguez, J. Gundlach, F. Giannini, S. Bain, F. M. Flasar, T. Hurford, C. M. Anderson, J. Merrison, M. Ádámkovics, S. A. Kattenhorn, J. Mitchell, D. M. Burr, A. Colaprete, E. Schaller, A. J. Friedson, K. S. Edgett, A. Coradini, A. Adriani, K. M. Sayanagi, M. J. Malaska, D. Morabito, and K. Reh. 2011. "AVIATR—Aerial Vehicle for In-situ and Airborne Titan Reconnaissance." Experimental Astronomy 33 (1): 55-127 [10.1007/s10686-011-9275-9]

    Anderson, C., R. Samuelson, G. Bjoraker, and R. Achterberg. 2010. "Particle size and abundance of HC3N ice in Titan’s lower stratosphere at high northern latitudes." Icarus 207 (2): 914-922 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.12.024]

    Killen, R. M., A. E. Potter, R. J. Vervack, et al. E. T. Bradley, W. E. McClintock, C. M. Anderson, and M. H. Burger. 2010. "Observations of metallic species in Mercury’s exosphere." Icarus 209 (1): 75-87 [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.02.018]

    Vinatier, S., B. Bézard, R. de Kok, et al. C. M. Anderson, R. E. Samuelson, C. A. Nixon, A. Mamoutkine, R. C. Carlson, D. E. Jennings, and E. A. Guandique. 2010. "Analysis of Cassini/CIRS limb spectra of Titan acquired during the nominal mission II: Aerosol extinction profiles in the 600–1420cm−1 spectral range." Icarus 210 (2): 852-866 [10.1016/j.icarus.2010.06.024]

    Hesman, B. E., D. E. Jennings, P. V. Sada, et al. G. L. Bjoraker, R. K. Achterberg, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. M. Anderson, R. J. Boyle, and L. A. Fletcher. 2009. "Saturn’s Latitudinal C2H2 and C2H6 Abundance Profiles from Cassini/CIRS and Ground-Based Observations." Icarus 202 249-259.

    Hesman, B. E., D. E. Jennings, P. V. Sada, et al. G. L. Bjoraker, R. K. Achterberg, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. M. Anderson, R. J. Boyle, C. A. Nixon, L. N. Fletcher, and G. H. McCabe. 2009. "Saturn's latitudinal C2H2 and C2H6 abundance profiles from Cassini/CIRS and ground-based observations." Icarus 202 (1): 249-259 [10.1016/j.icarus.2009.02.013]

    Anderson, C., E. Young, N. Chanover, and C. McKay. 2008. "HST spectral imaging of Titan's haze and methane profile between 0.6 and 1 μm during the 2000 opposition." Icarus 194 (2): 721-745 [10.1016/j.icarus.2007.11.008]

    Anderson, C. M., N. J. Chanover, C. P. McKay, et al. P. Rannou, D. A. Glenar, and J. J. Hillman. 2004. "Titan's haze structure in 1999 from spatially-resolved narrowband imaging surrounding the 0.94 μm methane window." Geophysical Research Letters 31 (17): [10.1029/2004gl019857]

    Chanover, N., C. Anderson, C. McKay, et al. P. Rannou, D. Glenar, J. Hillman, and W. Blass. 2003. "Probing Titan’s lower atmosphere with acousto-optic tuning." Icarus 163 (1): 150-163 [10.1016/s0019-1035(03)00075-7]

    Anderson, C. M. 2002. "Ratio of sodium to potassium in the Mercury exosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research 107 (E6): 5040 [10.1029/2000je001493]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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