Gordon L Bjoraker

Gordon L Bjoraker

  • (AST, PLANETARY STUDIES)
  • 301.286.3139 | 301.286.0212
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    RESEARCH AREAS
    Planetary atmospheres, infrared spectroscopy, gas composition
    EDUCATION
    Ph.D., Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Arizona, 1985.
    CURRENT POSITION and AWARDS
    Space Scientist, NASA/GSFC Planetary Systems Laboratory 1986-date
    Co-Investigator for the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer 1990-2019
    Juno Participating Scientist 2019-date
    NASA/GSFC John C. Lindsay Award, 1996.

    SELECTED RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

    Bjoraker, G. L., H. P. Larson, and V. G. Kunde 1986a. The Gas Composition of Jupiter Derived
    from 5 Micron Airborne Spectroscopic Observations. Icarus 66, 579-609.
    Bjoraker, G. L., H. P. Larson, and V. G. Kunde 1986b. The Abundance and Distribution of Water
    Vapor in Jupiter's Atmosphere. Astrophys. J. 311, 1058-1072.
    Bjoraker, G. L., S. R. Stolovy, T. L. Herter, G. E. Gull, and B. E. Pirger 1996. Detection of water
    after the collision of fragments G and K of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. Icarus
    121, 411-421.
    Bjoraker, G. L., M. H. Wong, I. de Pater, and M. Adamkovics 2015. Jupiter’s Deep Cloud Structure
    Revealed Using Keck Observations of Spectrally Resolved Line Shapes. Astrophys. J. 810, 122-131.
    Bjoraker, G. L., Wong, M. H., de Pater, I., Hewagama, T., Adamkovics, M., and Orton, G. S. 2018. The
    Gas Composition and Deep Cloud Structure of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Astron. J. 156, 101-115.
    Cottini, V., and the CIRS team 2012. Water vapor in Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini CIRS
    far-infrared spectra. Icarus 220, 855-862.
    de Pater, I. ... Bjoraker, G. L. and 17 other co-authors 2019. First ALMA Millimeter Wavelength Maps
    of Jupiter, with a Multi-Wavelength Study of Convection. Astron. J. 158, 139-155.
    Hesman, B. E., G. L. Bjoraker, ... 2012. Elusive ethylene detected in Saturn’s northern storm region.
    Astrophys. J. 760:24, 1-7.
    Jennings, D. E., … G. L. Bjoraker, … 2017. Composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS) on Cassini.
    Applied Optics 56, 5274.
    Lellouch, E., B. Bezard, D. F. Strobel, G. L. Bjoraker, F. M. Flasar, and P. N. Romani 2006. On the
    HCN and CO2 abundance and distribution in Jupiter’s stratosphere. Icarus 184, 478-497.
    Pierel, J. D. R., … G. L. Bjoraker, … 2017. D/H ratios on Saturn and Jupiter from Cassini CIRS,
    Astron. J. 154, 178.
    Skemer, A. J., …G. L. Bjoraker, … 2016. The first spectrum of the coldest brown dwarf.
    Astrophys. J. Let. 826, L17.
    Sylvestre M., … G. L. Bjoraker 2015. Seasonal changes in Saturn’s stratosphere inferred from
    Cassini/CIRS limb observations. Icarus 258, 224-238.
     

    Brief Bio

    RESEARCH AREAS
    Planetary atmospheres, infrared spectroscopy, gas composition
    EDUCATION
    Ph.D., Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Arizona, 1985.
    CURRENT POSITION and AWARDS
    Space Scientist, NASA/GSFC Planetary Systems Laboratory 1986-date
    Co-Investigator for the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer 1990-2019
    Juno Participating Scientist 2019-date
    NASA/GSFC John C. Lindsay Award, 1996.

    SELECTED RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

    Bjoraker, G. L., H. P. Larson, and V. G. Kunde 1986a. The Gas Composition of Jupiter Derived
    from 5 Micron Airborne Spectroscopic Observations. Icarus 66, 579-609.
    Bjoraker, G. L., H. P. Larson, and V. G. Kunde 1986b. The Abundance and Distribution of Water
    Vapor in Jupiter's Atmosphere. Astrophys. J. 311, 1058-1072.
    Bjoraker, G. L., S. R. Stolovy, T. L. Herter, G. E. Gull, and B. E. Pirger 1996. Detection of water
    after the collision of fragments G and K of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. Icarus
    121, 411-421.
    Bjoraker, G. L., M. H. Wong, I. de Pater, and M. Adamkovics 2015. Jupiter’s Deep Cloud Structure
    Revealed Using Keck Observations of Spectrally Resolved Line Shapes. Astrophys. J. 810, 122-131.
    Bjoraker, G. L., Wong, M. H., de Pater, I., Hewagama, T., Adamkovics, M., and Orton, G. S. 2018. The
    Gas Composition and Deep Cloud Structure of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Astron. J. 156, 101-115.
    Cottini, V., and the CIRS team 2012. Water vapor in Titan’s stratosphere from Cassini CIRS
    far-infrared spectra. Icarus 220, 855-862.
    de Pater, I. ... Bjoraker, G. L. and 17 other co-authors 2019. First ALMA Millimeter Wavelength Maps
    of Jupiter, with a Multi-Wavelength Study of Convection. Astron. J. 158, 139-155.
    Hesman, B. E., G. L. Bjoraker, ... 2012. Elusive ethylene detected in Saturn’s northern storm region.
    Astrophys. J. 760:24, 1-7.
    Jennings, D. E., … G. L. Bjoraker, … 2017. Composite infrared spectrometer (CIRS) on Cassini.
    Applied Optics 56, 5274.
    Lellouch, E., B. Bezard, D. F. Strobel, G. L. Bjoraker, F. M. Flasar, and P. N. Romani 2006. On the
    HCN and CO2 abundance and distribution in Jupiter’s stratosphere. Icarus 184, 478-497.
    Pierel, J. D. R., … G. L. Bjoraker, … 2017. D/H ratios on Saturn and Jupiter from Cassini CIRS,
    Astron. J. 154, 178.
    Skemer, A. J., …G. L. Bjoraker, … 2016. The first spectrum of the coldest brown dwarf.
    Astrophys. J. Let. 826, L17.
    Sylvestre M., … G. L. Bjoraker 2015. Seasonal changes in Saturn’s stratosphere inferred from
    Cassini/CIRS limb observations. Icarus 258, 224-238.
     

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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