Erika Kohler

Erika Kohler

  • Research AST, Planetary Studies
  • 301.614.5756
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 691
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Education

    PhD in Space and Planetary Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR - May 2016

    Dissertation Title: "Investigating Mineral Stability under Venus Conditions: A Focus on the Venus Radar Anomalies"

    BS in Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK - May 2010

    Minors in Math and Astronomy

    Professional Societies

    D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, 2018 - Present
    Vice Chairperson
    American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018 - 2019
    American Geophysical Union, 2013 - Present
    American Meteorological Society, 2009 - Present

    Professional Service

    Session Chair for Lunar & Planetary Science Conference - 2019

    Session Chair & Convener for American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting - 2018, 2019

    Student member, American Meteorological Society Committee on Space Weather - 2016

    Member of VEXAG Early Career Scholars - 2015–Present

    Volunteer, VEXAG Early Career Scholars Focus Group - 2014–2015

    External reviewer, panel member and panel chair for several NASA grant programs 

    Awards

    Selected Finalist AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship - 2018, 2019
    Selected for Planetary Science Winter School - 2018
    NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - 2016
    NASA Student Ambassador - 2014
    NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Graduate Research Fellowship - 2013–2016
    Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Award - 2013
    Arkansas Space Grant Consortium STEM award - 2013
    Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Award - 2010

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Port, S., V. Chevrier, and E. Kohler. 2020. "Investigation into the radar anomaly on Venus: The effect of Venus conditions on bismuth, tellurium, and sulfur mixtures." Icarus, 336: 113432 [10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113432]

    Limaye, S. S., S. Lebonnois, A. Mahieux, et al. M. Patzold, S. Bougher, S. Bruinsma, S. Chamberlain, R. T. Clancy, J.-C. Gerard, G. Gilli, D. Grassi, R. Haus, M. Herrmann, T. Imamura, E. Kohler, P. Krause, A. Migliorini, F. Montmessin, C. Pere, M. Persson, A. Piccialli, M. Rengel, A. Rodin, B. Sandor, M. Sornig, H. Svedhem, S. Tellmann, P. Tanga, A. C. Vandaele, T. Widemann, C. F. Wilson, I. Muller-Wodarg, and L. Zasova. 2017. "The thermal structure of the Venus atmosphere: Intercomparison of Venus Express and ground based observations of vertical temperature and density profiles." Icarus, 294: 124-155 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.04.020]

    Kohler, E. N. 2015. "Radar Anomaly (Venus)." Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, ISBN: 978-1-4614-3133-6.

    Non-Refereed

    Henning, W., J. Renaud, P. Saxena, et al. P. Whelley, A. Mandell, S. Matsumura, L. Glaze, T. Hurford, T. Livengood, C. Hamilton, M. Efroimsky, V. Makarov, C. Berghea, S. Guzewich, K. Tsigaridis, G. Arney, D. Cremons, S. Kane, J. Bleacher, R. Kopparapu, E. Kohler, Y. Lee, A. Rushby, W. Kuang, R. Barnes, J. A. Richardson, P. Driscoll, N. Schmerr, A. Del Genio, A. Davies, L. Kaltenegger, L. Elkins-Tanton, Y. Fujii, L. Schaefer, S. Ranjan, E. Quintana, T. Barclay, K. Hamano, N. Petro, J. Kendall, E. Lopez, and D. Sasselov. 2018. "Highly Volcanic Exoplanets, Lava Worlds, and Magma Ocean Worlds: An Emerging Class of Dynamic Exoplanets of Significant Scientific Priority." ArXiv e-prints

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Advancing Our Knowledge of Exoplanet Cloud Formation

    3 / 2019

    National Academy of Sciences, Space Studies Week, poster presentation

    The Surface of Venus

    11 / 2018

    National Capital Astronomers, Washington D.C.

    A Caustic Winter: Finding Snow on Venus

    2 / 2018

    Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida

    Investigating Severe Weather across the Solar System -- and Beyond

    9 / 2017

    Department of Earth Sciences, Millersville University

    Snow on Venus: Finding an Explanation for the Venusian Radar Anomalies,

    2 / 2016

    Department of Physics, Catholic University of America

    Snow on Venus: Experimental Constraints on the Radar Anomalies

    4 / 2014

    Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Port, S., V. Chevrier, and E. Kohler. 2020. "Investigation into the radar anomaly on Venus: The effect of Venus conditions on bismuth, tellurium, and sulfur mixtures." Icarus 336 113432 [10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113432]

    Limaye, S. S., S. Lebonnois, A. Mahieux, et al. M. Patzold, S. Bougher, S. Bruinsma, S. Chamberlain, R. T. Clancy, J.-C. Gerard, G. Gilli, D. Grassi, R. Haus, M. Herrmann, T. Imamura, E. Kohler, P. Krause, A. Migliorini, F. Montmessin, C. Pere, M. Persson, A. Piccialli, M. Rengel, A. Rodin, B. Sandor, M. Sornig, H. Svedhem, S. Tellmann, P. Tanga, A. C. Vandaele, T. Widemann, C. F. Wilson, I. Muller-Wodarg, and L. Zasova. 2017. "The thermal structure of the Venus atmosphere: Intercomparison of Venus Express and ground based observations of vertical temperature and density profiles." Icarus 294 124-155 [10.1016/j.icarus.2017.04.020]

    Kohler, E. N. 2015. "Radar Anomaly (Venus)." Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms

    Non-Refereed

    Henning, W., J. Renaud, P. Saxena, et al. P. Whelley, A. Mandell, S. Matsumura, L. Glaze, T. Hurford, T. Livengood, C. Hamilton, M. Efroimsky, V. Makarov, C. Berghea, S. Guzewich, K. Tsigaridis, G. Arney, D. Cremons, S. Kane, J. Bleacher, R. Kopparapu, E. Kohler, Y. Lee, A. Rushby, W. Kuang, R. Barnes, J. A. Richardson, P. Driscoll, N. Schmerr, A. Del Genio, A. Davies, L. Kaltenegger, L. Elkins-Tanton, Y. Fujii, L. Schaefer, S. Ranjan, E. Quintana, T. Barclay, K. Hamano, N. Petro, J. Kendall, E. Lopez, and D. Sasselov. 2018. "Highly Volcanic Exoplanets, Lava Worlds, and Magma Ocean Worlds: An Emerging Class of Dynamic Exoplanets of Significant Scientific Priority." ArXiv e-prints

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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