Christina Viviano Print


  240-228-7783

  Christina.Viviano@jhuapl.edu

: SES

:   Planetary Geologist; Spectroscopist (VNIR/IR)

:  Planetary

  MRO, CRISM

 
Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
B.A. Astrogeophysics 2006 Colgate University
Ph.D. Earth and Planetary Science 2012 University of Tennessee

My research pertains to the evolution of Martian crust over time, including the environments that existed during its early history as preserved in the rock record.  I utilize visible/near-infrared and thermal infrared spectroscopy of Mars to gain insight into the composition of the surface exposed today.  Presently, I focus on the variability in mineral signatures as identified through the CRISM visible/near-infrared hyperspectral imager.  My work has helped to constrain the geologic origin of the mineral diversity exposed at the surface today and provides context for assesing the habitability of past surface and subsurface conditions on Mars.

 
AGU Index Category AGU Index Sub-Category
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS Mars
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Composition
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Remote sensing
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Surface materials and properties
PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS Erosion and weathering
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Start Year End Year Description
2019 Current Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Senior Professional Staff II
2014 2019 Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Senior Professional Staff I
2012 2014 Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Postdoctoral Researcher
2011 2012 University of Tennessee, Research Assistant
2006 2011 University of Tennessee, Teaching Assistant
2008 2012 MER Rover Team, Student Collaborator (Documentarian)
2005 2005 University of Colorado, Summer Intern Research Assistant
2004 2006 Colgate University, Teaching Assistant (introductory astronomy)
2004 2004 Colgate University, Research Assistant
Year Description
2019 - Present APL Instant Recognition Award for organizing Slack Workspace as a Virtual Hallway during the CoVID pandemic,
2020 - Present APL Circuit Program Mentor for interns
2018 - Present Alumni Advisory Board Member - Earth & Planetary Science Department, The University of Tennessee
2018 APL Instant Recognition Award for 6 years of coordinating and hosting the Planetary group seminar series, APL
2011 Dwornik Award, Best Graduate Student Poster, LPSC
2009, 2010, 2011 Excellence in Graduate Assistant Teaching Award (2010, 2011), Excellence in Outreach Award (2009, 2011), The University of Tennessee
2009 East Tennessee Geological Society Student Professional Presentation Award
2008 - 2009 Geology Club President, The University of Tennessee
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Bishop, Janice L. and Gross, Christoph and Danielsen, Jacob and Parente, Mario and Murchie, Scott L. and Horgan, Briony and Wray, James J. and Viviano, Christina and Seelos, Frank P., (2020), Multiple mineral horizons in layered outcrops at Mawrth Vallis, Mars, signify changing geochemical environments on early Mars, icarus, 341, 113634

Buczkowski, Debra L. and Seelos, Kimberly D. and Viviano, Christina E. and Murchie, Scott L. and Seelos, Frank P. and Malaret, Erick and Hash, Christopher, (2020), Anomalous Phyllosilicate-Bearing Outcrops South of Coprates Chasma: A Study of Possible Emplacement Mechanisms, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 125, 1, e06043

Brown, A. J. and Viviano, C. E. and Goudge, T. A., (2020), Olivine-Carbonate Mineralogy of the Jezero Crater Region, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 125, 3, e2019JE006011, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019JE006011

Andrew W. Beck and Scott L. Murchie and Christina E. Viviano, (2020), A search for early- to mid-Noachian chloride-rich deposits on Mars, Icarus, 338, 113552, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103519306608

Viviano, Christina E. and Murchie, Scott L. and Daubar, Ingrid J. and Morgan, M. Frank and Seelos, Frank P. and Plescia, Jeffrey B., (2019), Composition of Amazonian volcanic materials in Tharsis and Elysium, Mars, from MRO/CRISM reflectance spectra, icarus, 328, 274-286

Murchie, Scott L. and Bibring, Jean-Pierre and Arvidson, Raymond E. and Bishop, Janice L. and Carter, John and Ehlmann, Bethany L. and Langevin, Yves and Mustard, John F. and Poulet, Francois and Riu, Lucie and et al., (2019), Visible to Short-Wave Infrared Spectral Analyses of Mars from Orbit Using CRISM and OMEGA, Remote Compositional Analysis: Techniques for Understanding Spectroscopy, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Planetary Surfaces, 453–483

Beck, Andrew W. and Lawrence, David J. and Peplowski, Patrick N. and Viviano-Beck, Christina E. and Prettyman, Thomas H. and McCoy, Timothy J. and McSween, Harry Y. and Yamashita, Naoyuki, (2017), Igneous lithologies on asteroid (4) Vesta mapped using gamma-ray and neutron data, icarus, 286, 35-45

C.E. Viviano-Beck and S.L. Murchie and A.W. Beck and J.M. Dohm, (2017), Compositional and structural constraints on the geologic history of eastern Tharsis Rise, Mars, Icarus, 284, 43 - 58, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001910351630567X

Carter, John and Viviano-Beck, Christina and Loizeau, Damien and Bishop, Janice and Le Deit, Laetitia, (2015), Orbital detection and implications of akaganeite on Mars, icarus, 253, 296-310

McSween, Harry Y. and Labotka, Theodore C. and Viviano-Beck, Christina E., (2015), Metamorphism in the Martian crust, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50, 4, 590-603

Viviano-Beck, Christina E. and Seelos, Frank P. and Murchie, Scott L. and Kahn, Eliezer G. and Seelos, Kimberley D. and Taylor, Howard W. and Taylor, Kelly and Ehlmann, Bethany L. and Wisemann, Sandra M. and Mustard, John F. and Morgan, M. Frank, (2014), Revised CRISM spectral parameters and summary products based on the currently detected mineral diversity on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 119, 6, 1403-1431

Seelos, Kimberly D. and Seelos, Frank P. and Viviano-Beck, Christina E. and Murchie, Scott L. and Arvidson, Raymond E. and Ehlmann, Bethany L. and Fraeman, Abigail A., (2014), Mineralogy of the MSL Curiosity landing site in Gale crater as observed by MRO/CRISM, grl, 41, 14, 4880-4887

Beck, Andrew W. and McCoy, Timothy J. and Sunshine, Jessica M. and Viviano, Christina E. and Corrigan, Catherine M. and Hiroi, Takahiro and Mayne, Rhiannon G., (2013), Challenges in detecting olivine on the surface of 4 Vesta, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48, 11, 2155-2165

Fraeman, A.A. and Arvidson, R.E. and Catalano, J.G. and Grotzinger, J.P. and Morris, R.V. and Murchie, S.L. and Stack, K.M. and Humm, D.C. and McGovern, J.A. and Seelos, F.P. and Seelos, K.D. and Viviano, C.E., (2013), A hematite-bearing layer in Gale Crater, Mars: Mapping and implications for past aqueous conditions, Geology, 41, 10, 1103-1106, https://doi.org/10.1130/G34613.1

Christina E. Viviano and Jeffrey E. Moersch, (2013), Using THEMIS data to resolve the discrepancy between CRISM/OMEGA and TES modeled phyllosilicate abundance in Mawrth Vallis, Icarus, 226, 1, 497 - 509, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103513002601

Viviano, Christina E. and Moersch, Jeffrey E. and McSween, Harry Y., (2013), Implications for early hydrothermal environments on Mars through the spectral evidence for carbonation and chloritization reactions in the Nili Fossae region, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 9, 1858-1872, https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jgre.20141

Viviano, Christina E. and Moersch, Jeffrey E., (2012), A technique for mapping Fe/Mg-rich phyllosilicates on Mars using THEMIS multispectral thermal infrared images, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), 117, E7, E07007

Beck, Andrew W. and Welten, Kees C. and McSween, Harry Y. and Viviano, Christina E. and Caffee, Marc W., (2012), Petrologic and textural diversity among the PCA 02 howardite group, one of the largest pieces of the Vestan surface, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47, 6, 947-969

Monsalve, Gaspar and Viviano, Christina and Sheehan, Anne, (2008), An Assessment of Colorado Seismicity from a Statewide Temporary Seismic Station Network, Seismological Research Letters, 79, 5, 645-652, https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.79.5.645