Shannon MacKenzie Print


  240-592-1521

  Shannon.MacKenzie@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary scientist; Physicist

:  Planetary, Earth

  Cassini, VIMS, RADAR, ISS

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
PhD Physics 2017 University of Idaho
MSc Physics 2015 University of Idaho
BSc Physics 2012 University of Louisville

I am a planetary scientist interested in the creation and redistribution of sediments. My current research focuses on identifying and classifying sediments on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, using data from three Cassini instruments: RADAR, ISS, and VIMS. I'm also interested in scattering processes at work in Titan's atmosphere and use radiative transfer modeling to understand how they interfere with remote sensing data. The potential habitable and inhabited environments of the icy satellites, particularly Titan, drive my interest in astrobiology, specifically how material availabilities affect what chemistries--be they abiotic, prebiotic, or biotic--are possible. Using data from the Earth satellite SMAP, I'm also investigating the feasibilty of using microwave radiometers as volcanic or lightning event detectors at other bodies in the solar system (e.g. Venus, Titan, Pluto).

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Titan
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Erosion and weathering
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Hydrology and fluvial processes
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Ices
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Physical properties of materials
PLANETARY SCIENCES: ASTROBIOLOGY Hydrothermal systems and weathering on other planets
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Start Year End Year Description
2018 Current Post doctoral researcher, JHU APL
2012 2017 Graduate research assistant; University of Idaho
2014 2015 Graduate teaching assistant; University of Idaho
Start Year End Year Description
2010 Current American Astronomical Society
2018 Current Geological Society of America
2018 Current American Geophysical Union
Year Description
2014-2017 NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship
2013 Idaho Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
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The following publication information was downloaded from http://www.researcherId.com/rid/G-7208-2018.
Barnes, Jason W., MacKenzie, Shannon M., Young, Eliot F., Trouille, Laura E., Rodriguez, Sebastien, Cornet, Thomas, Jackson, Brian K., Adamkovics, Mate, Sotin, Christophe, Soderblom, Jason M., (2018), Spherical Radiative Transfer in C plus plus (SRTC plus plus ): A Parallel Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer Model for Titan, Astronomical Journal, 155

Birch, S. P. D., Hayes, A. G., Corlies, P., Stofan, E. R., Hofgartner, J. D., Lopes, R. M. C., Lorenz, R. D., Lunine, J. I., MacKenzie, S. M., Malaska, M. J., Wood, C. A., Cassini RADAR Team, (2018), Morphological evidence that Titan's southern hemisphere basins are paleoseas, Icarus, 310, 140-148

Martins, Kyle, MacKenzie, Shannon, Barnes, Jason, Ytreberg, F. Marty, (2018), Comparing Structure Stability between Earth and Subsurface Ocean on Titan using Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Biophysical Journal, 114, 528A

Turtle, E. P., Perry, J. E., Barbara, J. M., Del Genio, A. D., Rodriguez, S., Le Mouelic, S., Sotin, C., Lora, J. M., Faulk, S., Corlies, P., Kelland, J., MacKenzie, S. M., West, R. A., McEwen, A. S., Lunine, J. I., Pitesky, J., Ray, T. L., Roy, M., (2018), Titan's Meteorology Over the Cassini Mission: Evidence for Extensive Subsurface Methane Reservoirs, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 5320-5328

Cordier, D., Cornet, T., Barnes, J. W., MacKenzie, S. M., Le Bahers, T., Nna-Mvondo, D., Rannou, P., Ferreira, A. G., (2016), Structure of Titan's evaporites, Icarus, 270, 41-56

MacKenzie, S. M., Barnes, Jason W., (2016), COMPOSITIONAL SIMILARITIES AND DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN TITAN'S EVAPORITIC TERRAINS, Astrophysical Journal, 821

MacKenzie, Shannon M., Caswell, Tess E., Phillips-Lander, Charity M., Stavros, E. Natasha, Hofgartner, Jason D., Sun, Vivian Z., Powell, Kathryn E., Steuer, Casey J., O'Rourke, Joseph G., Dhaliwal, Jasmeet K., Leung, Cecilia W. S., Petro, Elaine M., Wynne, J. Judson, Phan, Samson, Crismani, Matteo, Krishnamurthy, Akshata, John, Kristen K., DeBruin, Kevin, Budney, Charles J., Mitchell, Karl L., (2016), THEO concept mission: Testing the Habitability of Enceladus's Ocean, Advances in Space Research, 58, 1117-1137

Neish, C. D., Barnes, J. W., Sotin, C., MacKenzie, S., Soderblom, J. M., Le Mouelic, S., Kirk, R. L., Stiles, B. W., Malaska, M. J., Le Gall, A., Brown, R. H., Baines, K. H., Buratti, B., Clark, R. N., Nicholson, P. D., (2015), Spectral properties of Titan's impact craters imply chemical weathering of its surface, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 3746-3754

Vixie, Graham, Barnes, Jason W., Jackson, Brian, Rodriguez, Sebastien, Le Mouelic, Stephane, Sotin, Christophe, MacKenzie, Shannon, Wilson, Paul, (2015), Possible temperate lakes on Titan, Icarus, 257, 313-323

MacKenzie, Shannon M., Barnes, Jason W., Sotin, Christophe, Soderblom, Jason M., Le Mouelic, Stephane, Rodriguez, Sebastien, Baines, Kevin H., Buratti, Bonnie J., Clark, Roger N., Nicholson, Phillip D., McCord, Thomas B., (2014), Evidence of Titan's climate history from evaporite distribution, Icarus, 243, 191-207