Dr. Paul N Romani

Dr. Paul N Romani

  • (AST, PLANETARY STUDIES)
  • 301.286.1525 | 301.286.0212
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Research

    Atmospheric photochemistry, Photochemical production of hazes, Cloud physics, Origin and evolution of the outer planets, Science education, Science and culture in history.

    Positions and Appointments

    2003-06 Co.Investigator Planetary Atmospheres: Chemical Kinetics of Free Radicals
    2002-05 Co.Investigator Planetary Astronomy: Infrared Spectroscopy of Jupiter and Saturn
    2002-05 Co.Investigator Planetary Astronomy: Saturn and Titan Stratospheres
    2000-02 Co.Investigator Planetary Atmospheres: Meteorology of the Outer Planets
    1998- Principal Investigator, IDEAS Grant: Eratosthenes Made Easy
    1997-99 Operations Team Leader for the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer
    1997-99 Co.Investigator Planetary Atmospheres: Laboratory Studies of Nitriles in Titan.s Atmosphere: Cyanoacetylenes and C3N
    1997-99 Co.Investigator Planetary Atmospheres: Chemical Kinetics of Planetary Molecules
    1995- Principal Investigator, Shoemaker-Levy 9/Jupiter Data Analysis and Interpretation Program
    1995- Planetary Astronomy Review Panel
    1990- Co.Investigator for the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer
    1990- Instrument operations team for the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer
    1991- Space Scientist in the Planetary Systems Branch of the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics at NASA.Goddard Space Flight Center
    1990- Astronome.Adjoint at The Observatoire de Paris et Meudon, France
    1988-91 Senior Member of Technical Staff for Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
    1986-88 National Research Council Associate at NASA.Goddard Space Flight Center

    Education

    1986 Ph.D Atmospheric Science, The University of Michigan,
    Thesis Title: Clouds and Methane Photochemical Hazes on the Outer Planets
    1982 M.S. Atmospheric Science, The University of Michigan
    1981 B.S. Astronomy, With High Honors and Distinction, The University of Michigan

    Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society
  • Tau Beta Pi

    Awards

    1983 Outstanding Graduate Student in Atmospheric Sciences
    1982-85 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
    1980 NASA Planetary Geology Intern at Jet Propulsion Laboratories

    Publications

    2005 Titan's Atmospheric Temperatures, Winds, and Composition. Science 308, 975-978 DOI: 10.1126/science.1111150. F. M. Flasar, R. K. Achterberg, B. J. Conrath, P. J. Gierasch, V. G. Kunde, C. A. Nixon, G. L. Bjoraker, D. E. Jennings, P. N. Romani, A. A. Simon-Miller, B. Bézard, A. Coustenis, P. G. J. Irwin, N. A. Teanby, J. Brasunas, J. C. Pearl, M. E. Segura, R. C. Carlson, A. Mamoutkine, P. J. Schinder, A. Barucci, R. Courtin, T. Fouchet, D. Gautier, E. Lellouch, A. Marten, R. Prangé, S. Vinatier, D. F. Strobel,. S. B. Calcutt, P. L. Read, F. W. Taylor, N. Bowles, R. E. Samuelson, G. S. Orton9 L. J. Spilker, T. C. Owen, J. R. Spencer, M. R. Showalter, C. Ferrari, M. M. Abbas, F. Raulin, S. Edgington, P. Ade, E. H. Wishnow.
    2005 Observations of C2H6 and C2H2 in the stratosphere of Saturn Icarus 173, 499-507. P. V. Sada , G. L. Bjoraker, D. E. Jennings, P. N. Romani, and G. H. McCabe.
    2005 Temperatures, winds, and composition in the Saturn system. (2005) Science 307, 1247-1251 DOI: 10.1126/science.1105806. F. M. Flasar, R. K. Achterberg, B. J. Conrath, G. L. Bjoraker, D. E. Jennings, J. C. Pearl, P. N. Romani, A. A. Simon-Miller, V. G. Kunde, C. N. Nixon, B. Bézard, G. S. Orton, L. J. Spilker, P. G. J. Irwin, N. A. Teanby, J. A. Spencer, T. C. Owen, J. Brasunas, M. E. Segura, R. Carlson, A. Mamoutkine, P. J. Gierasch, P. J. Schinder, C. Ferrari, M. R. Showalter, A. Barucci, R. Courtin, A. Coustenis, T. Fouchet, D. Gautier, E. Lellouch, A. Marten, R.Prangé, D. F. Strobel, S. B. Calcutt, P. L. Read, F. W. Taylor, N. Bowles, R. E. Samuelson, M. M. Abbas, F. Raulin, P. Ade, S. Edgington, S. Pilorz, B. Wallis, and E. Wishnow.
    2004 Temporally Varying Ethylene Emission on Jupiter. Submitted to Icarus. P. N. Romani, D. E. Jennings, G. L. Bjoraker, P. V. Sada, G. H. McCabe, and R. J. Boyle.
    2004 Exploring the Saturn System in the Thermal Infrared: The Composite Infrared Spectrometer, Space Science Reviews 115, 169-297. F. M. Flasar, V. G. Kunde, M. M. Abbas, R. K. Achterberg, P. Ade, A. Barucci, B. Bézard G. L. Bjoraker, J. C. Brasunas, S. Calcutt, R. Carlson, C. J. Césarsky, B.J. Conrath, A. Coradini, R. Courtin, A. Coustenis, S. Edberg, S. Edgington, C. Ferrari, T.Fouchet, D. Gautier, P. J. Gierasch, K. Grossman, P. Irwin, D. E. Jennings, E. Lellouch, A. A. Mamoutkine, A. Marten, J. P. Meyer, C. A. Nixon, G. S. Orton, T. C. Owen, J. C. Pearl, R. Prangé, F. Raulin, P. L. Read, P. N. Romani, R. E. Samuelson, M. E. Segura, M. R. Showalter, A. A. Simon-Miller, M. D. Smith, J. R. Spencer, L. J. Spilker and F. W. Taylor.
    2004 Jupiter's Atmospheric Composition from the Cassini Thermal Infrared Spectroscopy Experiment Science 305, 1582-1586 DOI:10.1126/science.1100240. V. G. Kunde, F. M. Flasar, D. E. Jennings, B. Bézard, D. F. Strobel, B. J. Conrath, C. A. Nixon, G. L. Bjoraker, P. N. Romani, R. K. Achterberg, A. A. Simon-Miller, P. Irwin, J. C. Brasunas, J. C. Pearl, M. D. Smith, G. S. Orton, P. J. Gierasch, L. J. Spilker, R. C. Carlson, A. A. Mamoutkine, S. B. Calcutt, P. L. Read, F. W. Taylor, T. Fouchet, P. Parrish, A. Barucci, R. Courtin, A. Coustenis, D. Gautier, E. Lellouch, A. Marten, R. Prangé, Y. Biraud, C. Ferrari, T. C. Owen, M. M. Abbas, R. E. Samuelson, F. Raulin, P. Ade, C. J. Césarsky, K. U. Grossman, and A. Coradini.
    2004 An Intense Stratospheric Jet on Jupiter Nature 427, 132-135 DOI:10.1038/nature02142. F. M. Flasar, V. G. Kunde, R. K. Achterberg, B. J. Conrath, A. A. Simon-Miller, C. A. Nixon, P. J. Gierasch, P. N. Romani, B. Bézard, P. Irwin, G. L. Bjoraker, J. C. Brasunas, D. E. Jennings, J. C. Pearl, M. D. Smith, G. S. Orton, L. J. Spilker, R. Carlson, S. B. Calcutt, P. L. Read, F. W. Taylor, P. Parrish, A. Barucci, R. Courtin, A. Coustenis, D. Gautier, E. Lellouch, A. Marten, R. Prangé, Y. Biraud, T. Fouchet, C. Ferrari, T. C. Owen, M. M. Abbas, R. E. Samuelson, F. Raulin, P. Ade, C. J. Césarsky, K. U. Grossman and A. Coradini.
    2004 The Nitrogen Isotopic Ratio in Jupiter's Atmosphere from Observations by the Composite Infrared Spectrometer on the Cassini Spacecraft Astrophysical Journal 602, 1063-1074. M. M. Abbas, A. LeClair, T. Owen, B. J. Conrath, F. M. Flasar, V. G. Kunde, C. A. Nixon, R. K. Achterberg, G. Bjoraker, D. J. Jennings, G. Orton, and P. N. Romani.
    2003 Rate Constant for the Reaction CH3 + CH3 C2H6 at T = 155 K and Model Calculation of the CH3 Abundance in the Atmospheres of Saturn and Neptune. J. Geophys. Res., 108, No. E11, 5119, DOI 10.1029/2002JE002037, R. J. Cody, P. N. Romani, F. L. Nesbitt, M. A. Iannone, D. C. Tardy and L. J. Stief.
    2002 Temporal Behavior of Stratospheric Ammonia Abundance and Temperature Following the SL9 Impacts Icarus 156, 485-497, K. Fast, T. Kostiuk, P. Romani, F. Espenak, T. Hewagama, A. Betz, R. Boreiko, and T. Livengood.
    2001 Reconciling Galileo Probe Data and Ground-Based Radio Observations of Ammonia on Jupiter. Icarus 149, 66-78, I. de Pater, D. Dunn, P. Romani and K. Zahnle.

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