Charles Hibbitts Print


  240-228-2834

  Karl.Hibbitts@jhuapl.edu

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  BOPPS, BIRC, Cassini, VIMS, Europa Clipper, MISE

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
PhD Geology & Geophysics 2001 University of Hawaii
MSc Geology & Geophysics 1998 University of Hawaii
B.S. Geology 1998 University of New Mexico
B.A. Physics 1989 Cornell University

As a planetary scientist, I conduct research to understand the compositions of the surfaces of airless bodies in our Solar System, especially the links between surface composition, geology, and exogenic influences.  I use a combination of laboratory research and theoretical modeling to interpret the results from spacecraft data. I develop infrared optical instruments for spaceflight. I also apply my expertise to terrestrial investigations relevant to national security interests. I am deputy-PI of the Europa Clipper MISE infrared mapping spectrometer, and was deputy-PI and mid-IR camera lead on the NASA BRRISON and BOPPS stratospheric balloon missions that demonstrated the scientific and cost effectiveness of spectral imaging of solar system objects from NASA balloon platforms in the upper stratosphere.  The laboratory work is conducted at a facility I developed at APL that couples the VUV –LWIR spectral capabilities with a UHV system capable of mimicking the vacuum, temperature, and radiation environments of airless surfaces from Mercury to the moons of Saturn. 

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Moon
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Jovian satellites
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Saturnian satellites
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Start Year End Year Description
2005 Current Research Scientist. JHUAPL
2002 2005 Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
2001 2003 Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Washington
Start Year End Year Description
1996 Current AGU
2005 Current AAS/DPS
Year Description
2015 NASA Group Achievement Award for the BOPPS mission
2007 NASA Early Career Fellowship
1998 Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU
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C. Paranicas, C. A. Hibbitts, P. Kollmann, N. Ligier, A. R. Hendrix, T. A. Nordheim, E. Roussos, N. Krupp, D. Blaney, T. A. Cassidy, G. Clark, (2018), Magnetospheric considerations for solar system ice state, Icarus, 302, 560-564

Andrew F. Cheng, C. A. Hibbitts, R. Espiritu, R. McMichael, Z. Fletcher, P. Bernasconi, J. D. Adams, C. M. Lisse, M. L. Sitko, R. Fernandes, E. F. Young, T. Kremic, (2017), Stratospheric balloon observations of comets C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring), C/2014 E2 (Jacques), and Ceres, Icarus, 281, 404-416

D. Takir, J. P. Emery, C. A. Hibbitts, (2017), 3-mu m SPECTROSCOPY OF WATER-RICH METEORITES AND ASTEROIDS: NEW RESULTS AND IMPLICATIONS, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52, A344

Genesis Berlanga, Charles A. Hibbitts, Driss Takir, M. Darby Dyar, Elizabeth Sklute, (2016), Spectral nature of CO2 adsorption onto meteorites, Icarus, 280, 366-377

W. M. Farrell, D. M. Hurley, M. J. Poston, M. I. Zimmerman, T. M. Orlando, C. A. Hibbitts, R. M. Killen, (2016), The gas-surface interaction of a human-occupied spacecraft with a near-Earth object, Advances in Space Research, 58, 1648-1653

M. I. Zimmerman, W. M. Farrell, C. M. Hartzell, X. Wang, M. Horanyi, D. M. Hurley, K. Hibbitts, (2016), Grain-scale supercharging and breakdown on airless regoliths, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 121, 2150-2165

Tibor Kremic, Andrew F. Cheng, Karl Hibbitts, Eliot F. Young, Rafat R. Ansari, Matthew D. Dolloff, Rob R. Landis, IEEE, (2015), Stratospheric Balloons for Planetary Science and the Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) Mission Summary, 2015 Ieee Aerospace Conference

Michael J. Poston, Gregory A. Grieves, Alexandr B. Aleksandrov, Charles A. Hibbitts, M. Darby Dyar, Thomas M. Orlando, (2015), Temperature programmed desorption studies of water interactions with Apollo lunar samples 12001 and 72501, Icarus, 255, 24-29

Noam R. Izenberg, Rachel L. Klima, Scott L. Murchie, David T. Blewett, Gregory M. Holsclaw, William E. McClintock, Erick Malaret, Calogero Mauceri, Faith Vilas, Ann L. Sprague, Joern Helbert, Deborah L. Domingue, James W. Head, Timothy A. Goudge, Sean C. Solomon, Charles A. Hibbitts, M. Darby Dyar, (2014), The low-iron, reduced surface of Mercury as seen in spectral reflectance by MESSENGER, Icarus, 228, 364-374

Charles A. Hibbitts, Tibor Kremic, Eliot Young, Rob Landis, IEEE, (2013), Science Measurements and Instruments for a Planetary Science Stratospheric Balloon Platform, 2013 Ieee Aerospace Conference

Tibor Kremic, Karl Hibbitts, Eliot Young, Robert Landis, Keith Noll, Kevin Baines, IEEE, (2013), Assessing the Potential of Stratospheric Balloons for Planetary Science, 2013 Ieee Aerospace Conference

Michael J. Poston, Gregory A. Grieves, Alexandr B. Aleksandrov, Charles A. Hibbitts, M. Darby Dyar, Thomas M. Orlando, (2013), Water interactions with micronized lunar surrogates JSC-1A and albite under ultra-high vacuum with application to lunar observations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 118

James J. Staszewski, Charles H. Hibbitts, Luke Davis, James Bursley, JT Broach, JC Isaacs, (2013), Optical Detection of Buried Explosive Hazards: A Longitudinal Comparison of Three Types of Imagery, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets Xviii, 8709

Driss Takir, Joshua P. Emery, Harry Y. McSween, Charles A. Hibbitts, Roger N. Clark, Neil Pearson, Alian Wang, (2013), Nature and degree of aqueous alteration in CM and CI carbonaceous chondrites, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48, 1618-1637

Robert E. Erlandson, Michael A. Kelly, Charles A. Hibbitts, C. K. Kumar, Hugo Darlington, Lars Dyrud, Om P. Gupta, AHJ Kolk, SO Southern, KN Montgomery, CW Taylor, BVKV Kumar, S Prabhakar, AA Ross, (2012), Using Hosted Payloads on Iridium NEXT to Provide Global Warning of Volcanic Ash, Sensing Technologies For Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring Ii: and Biometric Technology For Human Identification Ix, 8371

Dana M. Hurley, G. Randall Gladstone, S. Alan Stern, Kurt D. Retherford, Paul D. Feldman, Wayne Pryor, Anthony F. Egan, Thomas K. Greathouse, David E. Kaufmann, Andrew J. Steffl, Joel William Parker, Paul F. Miles, David Horvath, Michael W. Davis, Maarten H. Versteeg, David C. Slater, Amanda R. Hendrix, Charles A. Hibbitts, Carolyn M. Ernst, Ronald J. Vervack, Gregory A. Grieves, (2012), Modeling of the vapor release from the LCROSS impact: 2. Observations from LAMP, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 117

Patrick N. Peplowski, Peter D. Hepplewhite, David J. Lawrence, William C. Feldman, Charles A. Hibbitts, (2012), Operation of a He-3 proportional counter in the Ganymede radiation environment, Planetary and Space Science, 61, 46-52

Katrin Stephan, Ralf Jaumann, Roland Wagner, Roger N. Clark, Dale P. Cruikshank, Bernd Giese, Charles A. Hibbitts, Thomas Roatsch, Klaus-Dieter Matz, Robert H. Brown, Gianrico Filacchione, Fabrizio Cappacioni, F. Scholten, Bonnie J. Buratti, Gary B. Hansen, Phil D. Nicholson, Kevin H. Baines, Robert M. Nelson, Dennis L. Matson, (2012), The Saturnian satellite Rhea as seen by Cassini VIMS, Planetary and Space Science, 61, 142-160

C. A. Hibbitts, G. A. Grieves, M. J. Poston, M. D. Dyar, A. B. Alexandrov, M. A. Johnson, T. M. Orlando, (2011), Thermal stability of water and hydroxyl on the surface of the Moon from temperature-programmed desorption measurements of lunar analog materials, Icarus, 213, 64-72

Charles A. Hibbitts, James J. Staszewski, Gregg O'Marr, Arnold Goldberg, RS Harmon, JH Holloway, JT Broach, (2011), Characterizing optical properties of disturbed surface signatures, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets Xvi, 8017

Dale P. Cruikshank, Allan W. Meyer, Robert H. Brown, Roger N. Clark, Ralf Jaumann, Katrin Stephan, Charles A. Hibbitts, Scott A. Sandford, Rachel M. E. Mastrapa, Gianrico Filacchione, Cristina M. Dalle Ore, Philip D. Nicholson, Bonnie. J. Buratti, Thomas. B. McCord, Robert M. Nelson, J. Brad Dalton, Kevin H. Baines, Dennis L. Matsoni, (2010), Carbon dioxide on the satellites of Saturn: Results from the Cassini VIMS investigation and revisions to the VIMS wavelength scale, Icarus, 206, 561-572

M. D. Dyar, C. A. Hibbitts, T. M. Orlando, (2010), Mechanisms for incorporation of hydrogen in and on terrestrial planetary surfaces, Icarus, 208, 425-437

Katrin Stephan, Ralf Jaumann, Roland Wagner, Roger N. Clark, Dale P. Cruikshank, Charles A. Hibbitts, Thomas Roatsch, Harald Hoffmann, Robert H. Brown, G. Filiacchione, Bonnie J. Buratti, Gary B. Hansen, Tom B. McCord, Phil D. Nicholson, Kevin H. Baines, (2010), Dione's spectral and geological properties, Icarus, 206, 631-652

C. M. Pieters, J. N. Goswami, R. N. Clark, M. Annadurai, J. Boardman, B. Buratti, J. -P. Combe, M. D. Dyar, R. Green, J. W. Head, C. Hibbitts, M. Hicks, P. Isaacson, R. Klima, G. Kramer, S. Kumar, E. Livo, S. Lundeen, E. Malaret, T. McCord, J. Mustard, J. Nettles, N. Petro, C. Runyon, M. Staid, J. Sunshine, L. A. Taylor, S. Tompkins, P. Varanasi, (2009), Character and Spatial Distribution of OH/H2O on the Surface of the Moon Seen by M-3 on Chandrayaan-1, Science, 326, 568-572

Tatiana Brusentsova, Robert E. Peale, Andy Nissinboim, Joseph Boesenberg, Julie Leibold, George E. Harlow, Denton Ebel, Karl Hibbitts, Carey Lisse, IEEE, (2008), Far infrared spectroscopy of mineral particles, 2008 33rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, Vols 1 and 2, 286-287

A. Coradini, F. Tosi, A. I. Gavrishin, F. Capaccioni, P. Cerroni, G. Filacchione, A. Adriani, R. H. Brown, G. Bellucci, V. Formisano, E. D'Aversa, J. I. Lunine, K. H. Baines, J. -P. Bibring, B. J. Buratti, R. N. Clark, D. P. Cruikshank, M. Combes, P. Drossart, R. Jaumann, Y. Langevin, D. L. Matson, T. B. McCord, V. Mennella, R. M. Nelson, P. D. Nicholson, B. Sicardy, C. Sotin, M. M. Hedman, G. B. Hansen, C. A. Hibbitts, M. Showalter, C. Griffith, G. Strazzulla, (2008), Identification of spectral units on Phoebe, Icarus, 193, 233-251

Charles A. Hibbitts, Alan R. Gillespie, (2008), Polarization of visible light by desert pavements, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 1808-1819

R. Jaumann, K. Stephan, G. B. Hansen, R. N. Clark, B. J. Buratti, R. H. Brown, K. H. Baines, S. F. Newman, G. Bellucci, G. Filacchione, A. Coradini, D. P. Cruikshank, C. A. Griffith, C. A. Hibbitts, T. B. McCord, R. M. Nelson, P. D. Nicholson, C. Sotin, R. Wagner, (2008), Distribution of icy particles across Enceladus' surface as derived from Cassini-VIMS measurements, Icarus, 193, 407-419

K. Stephan, C. A. Hibbitts, H. Hoffmann, R. Jaumann, (2008), Reduction of instrument-dependent noise in hyperspectral image data using the principal component analysis: Applications to Galileo NIMS data, Planetary and Space Science, 56, 406-419

G. Filacchione, F. Capaccioni, T. B. McCord, A. Coradini, P. Cerroni, G. Bellucci, F. Tosi, E. D'Aversa, V. Formisano, R. H. Brown, K. H. Baines, J. P. Bibring, B. J. Buratti, R. N. Clark, M. Combes, D. P. Cruikshank, P. Drossart, R. Jaumann, Y. Langevin, D. L. Matson, V. Mennella, R. M. Nelson, P. D. Nicholson, B. Sicardy, C. Sotin, G. Hansen, K. Hibbitts, M. Showalter, S. Newman, (2007), Saturn's icy satellites investigated by Cassini-VIMS - I. Full-disk properties: 350-5100 nm reflectance spectra and phase curves, Icarus, 186, 259-290

C. A. Hibbitts, J. Szanyi, (2007), Physisorption of CO2 on non-ice materials relevant to icy satellites, Icarus, 191, 371-380

RH Brown, KH Baines, G Bellucci, BJ Buratti, F Capaccioni, P Cerroni, RN Clark, A Coradini, DP Cruikshank, P Drossart, V Formisano, R Jaumann, Y Langevin, DL Matson, TB McCord, V Mennella, RM Nelson, PD Nicholson, B Sicardy, C Sotin, N Baugh, CA Griffith, GB Hansen, CA Hibbitts, TW Momary, MR Showalter, (2006), Observations in the Saturn system during approach and orbital insertion, with Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS), Astronomy & Astrophysics, 446, 707-716

N. L. Chabot, C. M. Corrigan, C. A. Hibbitts, J. B. Plescia, (2006), Planetary materials research at APL, Johns Hopkins Apl Technical Digest, 27, 156-167

Charles Hibbitts, Peter Schultz, Carey Lisse, David Dunham, Chris Paranicas, Louise Prockter, Karen Meech, Geoffrey Collins, (2006), A new mission concept for sampling organic materials on icy satellites: A Europa focus, Astrobiology, 6, 133-134

T. B. McCord, G. B. Hansen, B. J. Buratti, R. N. Clark, D. P. Cruikshank, E. D'Aversa, C. A. Griffith, Ex. H. Baines, R. H. Brown, C. M. Dalle Ore, G. Filacchione, V. Formisano, C. A. Hibbitts, R. Jaumann, J. I. Lunine, R. M. Nelson, C. Sotin, VIMS Team, (2006), Composition of Titan's surface from Cassini VIMS, Planetary and Space Science, 54, 1524-1539

BJ Buratti, DP Cruikshank, RH Brown, RN Clark, JM Bauer, R Jaumann, TB McCord, DP Simonelli, CA Hibbitts, GB Hansen, TC Owen, KH Baines, G Bellucci, JP Bibring, F Capaccioni, P Cerroni, A Coradini, P Drossart, V Formisano, Y Langevin, DL Matson, V Mennella, RM Nelson, PD Nicholson, B Sicardy, C Sotin, TL Roush, K Soderlund, A Muradyan, (2005), Cassini visual and infrared mapping spectrometer observations of Iapetus: Detection of CO2, Astrophysical Journal, 622, L149-L152

TB McCord, A Coradini, CA Hibbitts, F Capaccioni, GB Hansen, G Filacchione, RN Clark, P Cerroni, RH Brown, KH Baines, G Bellucci, JP Bibring, BJ Buratti, E Bussoletti, M Combes, DP Cruikshank, P Drossart, V Formisano, R Jaumann, Y Langevin, DL Matson, RM Nelson, PD Nicholson, B Sicardy, C Sotin, (2004), Cassini VIMS observations of the Galilean satellites including the VIMS calibration procedure, Icarus, 172, 104-126

JM Moore, CR Chapman, EB Bierhaus, R Greeley, FC Chuang, J Klemaszewski, RN Clark, JB Dalton, CA Hibbitts, PM Schenk, JR Spencer, R Wagner, F Bagenal, TE Dowling, WB McKinnon, (2004), Callisto, Jupiter: the Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere, 397-426

RH Brown, KH Baines, G Bellucci, JP Bibring, BJ Buratti, F Capaccioni, P Cerroni, RN Clark, A Coradini, DP Cruikshank, P Drossart, V Formisano, R Jaumann, Y Langevin, DL Matson, TB McCord, V Mennella, RM Nelson, PD Nicholson, B Sicardy, C Sotin, S Amici, MA Chamberlain, G Filacchione, G Hansen, K Hibbitts, M Showalter, (2003), Observations with the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) during Cassini's flyby of Jupiter, Icarus, 164, 461-470

CA Hibbitts, RT Pappalardo, GB Hansen, TB McCord, (2003), Carbon dioxide on Ganymede, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 108

CA Hibbitts, JE Klemaszewski, TB McCord, GB Hansen, R Greeley, (2002), CO2-rich impact craters on Callisto, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 107

TB McCord, GB Hansen, CA Hibbitts, (2001), Hydrated salt minerals on Ganymede's surface: Evidence of an ocean below, Science, 292, 1523-1525

CA Hibbitts, TB McCord, GB Hansen, (2000), Distributions of CO2 and SO2 on the surface of Callisto, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 105, 22541-22557

FP Fanale, JC Granahan, TB McCord, G Hansen, CA Hibbitts, R Carlson, D Matson, A Ocampo, L Kamp, W Smythe, F Leader, R Mehlman, R Greeley, R Sullivan, P Geissler, C Barth, A Hendrix, B Clark, P Helfenstein, J Veverka, MJS Belton, K Becker, T Becker, Galileo NIMS Instrument Team, SSI Instrument Team, UVS Instrument Team, (1999), Galileo's multiinstrument spectral view of Europe's surface composition, Icarus, 139, 179-188

TB McCord, GB Hansen, DL Matson, TV Johnson, JK Crowley, FP Fanale, RW Carlson, WD Smythe, PD Martin, CA Hibbitts, JC Granahan, A Ocampo, (1999), Hydrated salt minerals on Europa's surface from the Galileo near-infrared mapping spectrometer (NIMS) investigation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 104, 11827-11851

TB McCord, GB Hansen, RN Clark, PD Martin, CA Hibbitts, FP Fanale, JC Granahan, M Segura, DL Matson, TV Johnson, RW Carlson, WD Smythe, GE Danielson, NIMS Team, (1998), Non-water-ice constituents in the surface material of the icy Galilean satellites from the Galileo near-infrared mapping spectrometer investigation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 103, 8603-8626

TB McCord, GB Hansen, FP Fanale, RW Carlson, DL Matson, TV Johnson, WD Smythe, JK Crowley, PD Martin, A Ocampo, CA Hibbitts, JC Granahan, NIMS Team, (1998), Salts an Europa's surface detected by Galileo's Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, Science, 280, 1242-1245

TB McCord, RW Carlson, WD Smythe, GB Hansen, RN Clark, CA Hibbitts, FP Fanale, JC Granahan, M Segura, DL Matson, TV Johnson, PD Martin, (1997), Organics and other molecules in the surfaces of Callisto and Ganymede, Science, 278, 271-275

TB McCord, G Hansen, C Hibbitts, RW Carlson, W Smythe, DL Matson, TV Johnson, RM Clark, J Granahan, F Fanale, M Segura, (1997), Analysis of near-infrared mapping spectrometer reflectance spectra for the icy Galilean satellites., Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 32, A86-A87

R Carlson, W Smythe, K Baines, E Barbinis, K Becker, R Burns, S Calcutt, W Calvin, R Clark, G Danielson, A Davies, P Drossart, T Encrenaz, F Fanale, J Granahan, G Hansen, P Herrera, C Hibbitts, J Hui, P Irwin, T Johnson, L Kamp, H Kieffer, F Leader, E Lellouch, R LopesGautier, D Matson, T McCord, R Mehlman, A Ocampo, G Orton, M RoosSerote, M Segura, J Shirley, L Soderblom, A Stevenson, F Taylor, J Torson, A Weir, P Weissman, (1996), Near-infrared spectroscopy and spectral mapping of Jupiter and the Galilean satellites: Results from Galileo's initial orbit, Science, 274, 385-388

HE Newsom, GE Brittelle, CA Hibbitts, LJ Crossey, AM Kudo, (1996), Impact crater lakes on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, 101, 14951-14955