Rachel Klima Print


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  Rachel.Klima@jhuapl.edu

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:   Planetary Geologist

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Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
Ph.D. Planetary Geology 2008 Brown University
M.S. Planetary Geology 2006 Brown University
M.S. Earth and Environmental Science 2003 University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A. Geophysical Sciences 1997 University of Chicago

My research focuses on planetary spectroscopy--in particular, using reflected light to characterized the mineralogy of solid surfaces in the solar system. I am interested in how planetary differentiation proceeds in different environments throughout the inner solar system. In the laboratory, my research centers on understanding the how mineral structure and composition affect the spectral properties observed in reflectance data, so that we can improve our ability to probe the geochemistry of surfaces from orbit. I have worked with data calibration for several infrared spectrometers as well as analysis of data covering the Moon and Mercury. I am currently involved with the development of a number of mission concepts to study the Moon, Mercury, and asteroids.

 
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Start Year End Year Description
2010 Current Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
2009 2009 Visiting Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Mount Holyoke College
2008 2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University
Year Description
2013 - Present Guest Associate Editor, American Mineralogist
2004 - Present Member, Meteoritical Society
2004 - Present Member, Mineralogical Society of America
2001 - Present Member, American Geophysical Union
2001 - Present Member, Geological Society of America
2018 NASA/SSERVI Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award
2014 Best Paper Award, Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS)
2012 NASA Carl Sagan Early Career Fellowship
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Rachel L. Klima, Brett W. Denevi, Carolyn M. Ernst, Scott L. Murchie, Patrick N. Peplowski, (2018), Global Distribution and Spectral Properties of Low-Reflectance Material on Mercury, Geophysical Research Letters , 45, 7, 2945--2953, https://doi.org/10.1002/2018gl077544

T. H. Burbine, P. C. Buchanan, R. L. Klima, R. P. Binzel, (2018), Can Formulas Derived From Pyroxenes and/or HEDs Be Used to Determine the Mineralogies of V-Type Asteroids?, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets , 123, 7, 1791--1803, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018je005561

Joshua L. Bandfield, Michael J. Poston, Rachel L. Klima, Christopher S. Edwards, (2018), Widespread distribution of OH/H2O on the lunar surface inferred from spectral data, Nature Geoscience

Elizabeth A. Frank, Ross W. K. Potter, Oleg Abramov, Peter B. James, Rachel L. Klima, Stephen J. Mojzsis, Larry R. Nittler, (2017), Evaluating an impact origin for Mercury's high-magnesium region, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets , https://doi.org/10.1002/2016je005244

Rachel L. Klima, Noah E. Petro, (2017), Remotely distinguishing and mapping endogenic water on the Moon, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , 375, 2094, 20150391, https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0391

Rachel L. P. Klima, (2017), EFFECTS OF SPACE WEATHERING ON REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OF UREILITES: A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT STUDY, Meteoritics & Planetary Science

Patrick N. Peplowski, Rachel L. Klima, David J. Lawrence, Carolyn M. Ernst, Brett W. Denevi, Elizabeth A. Frank, John O. Goldsten, Scott L. Murchie, Larry R. Nittler, Sean C. Solomon, (2016), Remote sensing evidence for an ancient carbon-bearing crust on Mercury, Nature Geoscience

Faith Vilas, Deborah L. Domingue, Joern Helbert, Mario D'Amore, Alessandro Maturilli, Rachel L. Klima, Karen R. Stockstill-Cahill, Scott L. Murchie, Noam R. Izenberg, David T. Blewett, William M. Vaughan, James W. Head, (2016), Mineralogical indicators of Mercury's hollows composition in MESSENGER color observations, Geophysical Research Letters

Shoshana Z. Weider, Larry R. Nittler, Scott L. Murchie, Patrick N. Peplowski, Timothy J. McCoy, Laura Kerber, Christian Klimczak, Carolyn M. Ernst, Timothy A. Goudge, Richard D. Starr, Noam R. Izenberg, Rachel L. Klima, Sean C. Solomon, (2016), Evidence from MESSENGER for sulfur- and carbon-driven explosive volcanism on Mercury, Geophysical Research Letters

Andrew S. Rivkin, Richard Anderson, Oliver Barnouin, Nancy Chabot, Carolyn Ernst, Rachel Klima, James Leary, Lauren Mehr, Helmut Seifert, Barbara A. Cohen, Zoltan Sternovsky, Jorn Helbert, (2016), The Main-belt Asteroid and NEO Tour with Imaging and Spectroscopy (MANTIS), IEEE Aerospace Conference

Brett W. Denevi, Mark S. Robinson, Aaron K. Boyd, David T. Blewett, Rachel L. Klima, (2016), The distribution and extent of lunar swirls, Icarus

Rachel L. P. Klima, Noam R. Izenberg, Gregory M. Holsclaw, Jorn Helbert, Mario DaAmore, William E. McClintock, Sean C. Solomon, (2016), VISIBLE TO NEAR-INFRARED HYPERSPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS OF MERCURY: CHALLENGES FOR DECIPHERING SURFACE MINERALOGY, 6TH WORKSHOP ON HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING: EVOLUTION IN REMOTE SENSING (WHISPERS)

Vishnu Reddy, David Vokrouhlicky, William F. Bottke, Petr Pravec, Juan A. Sanchez, Bruce L. Gary, Rachel Klima, Edward A. Cloutis, Adrian Galad, Tan Thiam Guan, Kamil Hornoch, Matthew R. M. Izawa, Peter Kusnirak, Lucille Le Corre, Paul Mann, Nicholas Moskovitz, Brian Skiff, Jan Vrastil, (2015), Link between the potentially hazardous Asteroid (86039) 1999 NC43 and the Chelyabinsk meteoroid tenuous, Icarus

Scott L. Murchie, Rachel L. Klima, Brett W. Denevi, Carolyn M. Ernst, Mary R. Keller, Deborah L. Domingue, David T. Blewett, Nancy L. Chabot, Christopher D. Hash, Erick Malaret, Noam R. Izenberg, Faith Vilas, Larry R. Nittler, Jeffrey J. Gillis-Davis, James W. Head, Sean C. Solomon, (2015), Orbital multispectral mapping of Mercury with the MESSENGER Mercury Dual Imaging System: Evidence for the origins of plains units and low-reflectance material, Icarus

David J. Lawrence, Patrick N. Peplowski, Larry G. Evans, Rachel L. Klima, David T. Blewett, John O. Goldsten, Scott L. Murchie, Timothy J. McCoy, Larry R. Nittler, Sean C. Solomon, Richard D. Starr, Shoshana Z. Weider, (2015), Constraints on the abundance of carbon in near-surface materials on Mercury: Results from the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer, Planetary and Space Science

Katrin Stephan, Ralf Jaumann, Maria C. De Sanctis, Eleonora Ammannito, Klaus-Dieter Matz, Lucy A. McFadden, Thomas Roatsch, Rachel Klima, Carol A. Raymond, Christopher T. Russell, (2015), SPIN-FORBIDDEN PYROXENE ABSORPTIONS IN THE VIR-SPECTRA OF 4VESTA, 7TH WORKSHOP ON HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING: EVOLUTION IN REMOTE SENSING (WHISPERS)

Mahesh Anand, Jeremy W. Boyce, Dana M. Hurley, Stephen M. Elardo, David J. Lawrence, Allan H. Treiman, Charles K. Shearer, Jessica J. Barnes, James Mortimer, Yang Liu, Rachel L. Klima, Romain Tartèse, Kathleen E. Vander Kaaden, Francis M. McCubbin, (2015), Magmatic volatiles (H, C, N, F, S, Cl) in the lunar mantle, crust, and regolith: Abundances, distributions, processes, and reservoirs, American Mineralogist

Piero D’Incecco, Jörn Helbert, Alessandro Maturilli, James W. Head, Rachel L. Klima, Noam R. Izenberg, William E. McClintock, Harald Hiesinger, Sabrina Ferrari, Mario D’Amore, (2015), Shallow crustal composition of Mercury as revealed by spectral properties and geological units of two impact craters, Planetary and Space Science

Rachel L. P. Klima, Andrea Marinoni, Paolo Gamba, (2015), CHARACTERIZING DARK SPECTRA IN MERCURY SURFACE OBSERVATIONS BY NONLINEAR HYPERSPECTRAL MODELING, 7TH WORKSHOP ON HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING: EVOLUTION IN REMOTE SENSING (WHISPERS)

Nancy L. Chabot, E. Alex Wollack, Rachel L. Klima, Michelle E. Minitti, (2014), Experimental constraints on Mercury's core composition, Earth and Planetary Science Letters

P. J. Isaacson, J. M. Sunshine, C. M. Pieters, T. Hiroi, M. D. Dyar, M. Lane, R. L. Klima, L. C. Cheek, J. Bishop, (2014), Visible to near-infrared optical properties of pure synthetic olivine across the olivine solid solution, American Mineralogist

Timothy A. Goudge, James W. Head, Laura Kerber, David T. Blewett, Brett W. Denevi, Deborah L. Domingue, Jeffrey J. Gillis-Davis, Klaus Gwinner, Jörn Helbert, Gregory M. Holsclaw, Noam R. Izenberg, Rachel L. Klima, William E. McClintock, Scott L. Murchie, Gregory A. Neumann, David E. Smith, Robert G. Strom, Zhiyong Xiao, Maria T. Zuber, Sean C. Solomon, (2014), Global inventory and characterization of pyroclastic deposits on Mercury: New insights into pyroclastic activity from MESSENGER orbital data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Joshua T.S. Cahill, David J. Lawrence, Rachel L. Klima, Justin J. Hagerty, David T. Blewett, (2014), Surveying the South Pole-Aitken basin magnetic anomaly for remnant impactor metallic iron, Icarus

Noam R. Izenberg, Rachel L. Klima, David T. Blewett, Gregory M. Holsclaw, William E. McClintock, Erick Malaret, Calogero Mauceri, Faith Vilas, Ann L. Sprague, Jörn Helbert, Deborah L. Domingue, James W. Head, Timothy A. Goudge, Sean C. Solomon, Charles A. Hibbitts, M. Darby Dyar, Scott L. Murchie, (2014), The low-iron, reduced surface of Mercury as seen in spectral reflectance by MESSENGER, Icarus

R. L. Klima, S. E. Peel, M. D. Dyar, A. Fleagle, (2013), Fundamental Mossbauer parameters of synthetic Ca-Mg-Fe pyroxenes, American Mineralogist

R. Klima, D. Lawrence, J. Hagerty, J. Cahill, (2013), Remote detection of magmatic water in Bullialdus Crater on the Moon, Nature Geoscience

Rachel Klima, (2012), Theory of reflectance and emittance spectroscopy, Meteoritics & Planetary Science

Nancy L Chabot, (2012), CONSTRAINING MERCURY'S BUILDING BLOCKS THROUGH CORE FORMATION EXPERIMENTS., Meteoritics & Planetary Science

Thomas B. McCord, Joseph Boardman, Carle M. Pieters, Lawrence A. Taylor, James W. Head, Jean-Philippe Combe, Roger N. Clark, Ian Garrick-Bethell, Rachel Klima, Jeffrey Nettles, Deepak Dhingra, Sebastien Besse, Georgiana Y. Kramer, (2011), M-3 spectral analysis of lunar swirls and the link between optical maturation and surface hydroxyl formation at magnetic anomalies, Journal of Geophysical Research

John F. Mustard, Carle M. Pieters, Peter J. Isaacson, James W. Head, Sebastien Besse, Roger N. Clark, Rachel L. Klima, Noah E. Petro, Matthew I. Staid, Jessica M. Sunshine, Cassandra J. Runyon, Stefanie Tompkins, (2011), Compositional diversity and geologic insights of the Aristarchus crater from Moon Mineralogy Mapper data, Journal of Geophysical Research

Peter J. Isaacson, Carle M. Pieters, Sebastien Besse, Roger N. Clark, James W. Head, Rachel L. Klima, John F. Mustard, Noah E. Petro, Matthew I. Staid, Jessica M. Sunshine, Lawrence A. Taylor, Kevin G. Thaisen, Stefanie Tompkins, (2011), Remote compositional analysis of lunar olivine-rich lithologies with Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M-3) spectra, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Rachel L. Klima, Carle M. Pieters, Joseph W. Boardman, Robert O. Green, James W. Head, Peter J. Isaacson, John F. Mustard, Jeff W. Nettles, Noah E. Petro, Matthew I. Staid, Jessica M. Sunshine, Lawrence A. Taylor, Stefanie Tompkins, (2011), New insights into lunar petrology: Distribution and composition of prominent low-Ca pyroxene exposures as observed by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M-3), Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

D. Wilson, M. White, P. Varanasi, G. Vane, H. Tseng, S. Tompkins, K. Thaisen, L. Taylor, J. Sunshine, M. Staid, H. Sobel, C. Smith, G. Sellar, C. Runyon, J. Rodriquez, C. Racho, K. Plourde, N. Petro, J. Nettles, J. Mustard, S. McLaughlin, T. McCord, E. Malaret, S. Lundeen, K. Lee, A. S. K. Kumar, G. Kramer, T. Koch, R. Klima, S. Hyman, L. Hovland, J. Head, V. Haemmerle, R. Green, J. N. Goswami, S. Geier, V. Essandoh, D. Dhingra, J. Combe, L. Cheek, R. Clark, A. Chatterjee, D. Cate, B. Buratti, D. Barr, S. Besse, M. Annadurai, P. Isaacson, T. Glavich, J. Boardman, M. Eastwood, P. Mouroulis, C. Pieters, R. O. Green, (2011), The Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M-3) imaging spectrometer for lunar science: Instrument description, calibration, on-orbit measurements, science data calibration and on-orbit validation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

J. Whitten, S. Tompkins, K. Thaisen, L. A. Taylor, J. Sunshine, M. Staid, C. Runyon, N. Petro, J. Nettles, J. Mustard, T. McCord, E. Malaret, S. Lundeen, G. Kramer, R. Klima, P. Isaacson, J. W. Head, R. O. Green, J. N. Goswami, D. Dhingra, J. P. Combe, R. N. Clark, L. Cheek, B. Buratti, J. Boardman, S. Besse, C. M. Pieters, (2011), Mg-spinel lithology: A new rock type on the lunar farside, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

Melissa D. Lane, Timothy D. Glotch, M. Darby Dyar, Carle M. Pieters, Takahiro Hiroi, Janice L. Bishop, Jessica Sunshine, Rachel Klima, (2011), Midinfrared spectroscopy of synthetic olivines: Thermal emission, specular and diffuse reflectance, and attenuated total reflectance studies of forsterite to fayalite, Journal of Geophysical Research

Carle M. Pieters, Lucy A. McFadden, Thomas Prettyman, M. Cristina De Sanctis, Thomas B. McCord, Takahiro Hiroi, Rachel Klima, Jian-Yang Li, Ralf Jaumann, (2011), Surface Composition of Vesta: Issues and Integrated Approach, Space Science Reviews

Rachel L. KLIMA, M. Darby DYAR, Carlé M. PIETERS, (2011), Near-infrared spectra of clinopyroxenes: Effects of calcium content and crystal structure, Meteoritics & Planetary Science

L. A. Taylor, C. M. Pieters, G. Kramer, R. Klima, P. Isaacson, D. Dhingra, R. N. Clark, J. Boardman, S. Besse, M. Staid, J. W. Nettles, (2011), Optical maturity variation in lunar spectra as measured by Moon Mineralogy Mapper data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets

F. Vilas, D. I. Shestopalov, L. A. McFadden, L. F. Golubeva, A. Coradini, Lindsay Kaletzke, Rachel L. Klima, Edward A. Cloutis, (2010), The 506 nm absorption feature in pyroxene spectra: Nature and implications for spectroscopy-based studies of pyroxene-bearing targets, Icarus

Rachel L. KLIMA, Carlé M. PIETERS, M. Darby DYAR, (2008), Characterization of the 1.2 μm M1 pyroxene band: Extracting cooling history from near-IR spectra of pyroxenes and pyroxene-dominated rocks, Meteoritics & Planetary Science

Rachel L. Klima, M. Darby Dyar, Carlé M. Pieters, (2007), Spectroscopy of synthetic Mg-Fe pyroxenes I: Spin-allowed and spin-forbidden crystal field bands in the visible and near-infrared, Meteoritics & Planetary Science

M. D. Dyar, R. L. Klima, D. Lindsley, C. M. Pieters, (2007), Effects of differential recoil-free fraction on ordering and site occupancies in Mossbauer spectroscopy of orthopyroxenes, American Mineralogist

Rachel L. Klima, Carlé M. Pieters, (2006), Near- and mid-infrared microspectroscopy of the Ronda peridotite, Journal of Geophysical Research-planets